I went out into the world today, for the first time in over a month. It was weird, scary, and exhausting. A short bus ride, grocery pickup, outdoor park chat with a friend in the rain. The world is so noisy again and people are acting like things are “back to normal”. But not for me. Four whole hours out there and I’m exhausted. I don’t know if I’ll be able to go “back to normal”.


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Jul 12, 2020 at 2:54am

... Once a hypochondriac always a hypochondriac?

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I find it exhausting too

Jul 12, 2020 at 3:21am

Just to survive this heat wave. Personal best the other day- 5 showers 3 swims

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Sorry to hear

Jul 12, 2020 at 5:38am

I've been out in the world every day and haven't felt one bit bothered by anything. We are not on this planet to merely stay alive. Life needs to be lived but there's danger lurking around every corner if you choose to focus on things that may harm you. I give no conscious consideration to things I don't want to happen in my life and go about my days free from worrying about a thing. Call it ignorance if you will but I wouldn't leave the house either if I focused on all the situations in life where something or someone might harm me. I'd be terrified if bombers were flying overhead and pounding my neighborhood into rubble but alas, the only time I truly put my life at risk these days is getting in my car and sharing the road with an increasing number of distracted, selfish idiots who seem to think the paint separating the lanes is merely an optional guideline to follow.

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it takes time.

Jul 12, 2020 at 6:16am

I've been visiting a few of the same friends every weekend since the end of May. I was like you and exhausted quick the first few times. Recently I am noticing their isolation fighting(the couples/parents) and adjusting to other peoples isolation exhaustion.
like everything. baby steps. each day you will last a little longer. :)

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out there

Jul 12, 2020 at 6:26am

Hypochondriac? No.
Agoraphobic? Maybe.

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Jul 12, 2020 at 9:24am

OP - you are not alone. I have heard many people say the same thing. Our previous "normal" was not healthy. Hopefully we will be able to take this opportunity to create a more livable environment before it's too late....

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I’m with you, OP

Jul 12, 2020 at 3:06pm

Went out to do a 2 hour errand yesterday after 4 months of work from home, minimal grocery shopping and a whole lot of cloistering. Passed out on the couch for an hour when I got home.

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What's normal

Jul 12, 2020 at 7:38pm

in this world of trials & tribulations? but for me I'm simply going to try my best to be thankful for life and the reality is that most of the people of this work would love to be in our shoes here in Good Ole' Canada. Sure it is far from perfect but we got amongst the most relative peace, prosperity and just rule of law on the planet. Suggest knock of feeling sorry for yourself and get busy making the most out of our abundant opportunities.

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Jul 12, 2020 at 11:39pm

I hear you. You are not alone feeling this way. I am with you. I get annoyed by people who don’t respect social distancing. I may look young and healthy, but I am high risk with chronic illness. I’ve gotten ill and almost lost my life in the past. I know how scary it can get being really ill. I never understood it until it happened to me. I don’t care if people laugh at me for being too cautious. I don’t want to get sick or get other people sick because of my carelessness.

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@Sorry to hear

Jul 13, 2020 at 5:50am

TL;DR Jesus! Take the wheel!
IDGAF what you believe, I'll go with science with this one and follow the facts. Because even if I'm wrong, i don't condemn the unsuspecting public to an early death. There's a nation with a large part of it's population who have the same mentality as yours. Can you guess which one? Here's a hint. They shit the bed soooooo bad, they're currently at 60k new cases a day.

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