Hacking Life: Dealing with the Corona Virus When You Have a Chronic Illness


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Dealing with the Corona Virus When You Have a Chronic Illness

by Melodie Haas


So, I wasn’t really even paying attention to the Corona Virus outbreak until my pastor had been exposed to someone who tested positive in Germany at a conference. He has been on quarantine for almost all the required 14 days—and hopefully will be able to come out of quarantine this week. I felt like, oh that is so close to home and hearing about his quarantine made me have a different attitude about this Corona Virus outbreak.


My life is pretty limited due to issues with severe fibromyalgia. Now that I am taking the Corona Virus seriously, I am going to limit my interaction with other people even more. I sold my ticket to see Lauren Daigle in concert. I decided not to go out much doing anything even though I am on a break from school. I watch church on the computer anyway so that won’t change on Sundays.


I AM going to still take my dog Jasmine for a walk, clean my house, and play with her. As I write this article, she is looking at me right now. I’m sure my dog thinks that I should play with her 24 hours a day anyway.


I did just go shopping and washed my hands right away when I got home. I was watching Dr. Oz on TV on Hoda & Jenna on Monday, and he gave tips for those who do not have a chronic illness on preventing the Corona Virus.


Dr. Oz created a slide on Handshakes versus Fist Bumps and How You Should Greet People Amidst the Corona Virus Outbreak. The slide was featured at the end of the article.


Hopefully, they will come up with a cure soon, and then I can enjoy the spring that is starting in Oklahoma City.


Education is really important. Things you were doing that you thought were right, might not be so smart to keep doing. Get the facts. Visit the CDC website for more information on how to protect yourself and your family, and other helpful details and updates about the Corona Virus.


Do you have a chronic illness, and have you had to take extra steps to make sure you don’t get sick? What are the tips?


Even if you don’t have a chronic illness, what extra steps are you taking?

About the Author


Melodie Haas at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Melodie Haas is a retired Veteran who loves Jesus. She is attending Liberty University online MAIS. She writes a blog about finding savings or hacks. You can connect with her online at her blog or on Twitter. You can read Melodie’s “Hacking Life” on the 2nd Friday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.


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