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Life In A Lockdown – Week 4

With us all getting used to life in a lockdown, Tuesday have become the day for a lovely linky – life in a lockdown.  This is where bloggers answer the same questions sharing their week.  You can find my post from last week here.

lockdown

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1) How are you feeling/coping?

I am struggling with a lot of things at the moment.  Mostly watching C suffer with her abdominal pains that are getting worse and no support due to lockdown.  I am going through a few emotions if I am honest.  But I do know these will pass.

Plus my broken tooth I spoke about last week is really affecting me, I hate opening my mouth as you can see it staring at you.

2) What are you doing to keep yourself occupied?

Working, housework pretty much the same as last week.  I did make some bread rolls with C which she enjoyed.  I also had a lovely Facetime chat with my granddaughter, well I got a few words here and there as she was busy as her Mum was refilling the paddling pool and she was playing in it.

3) How are you dealing with everything at the moment – are you self-isolated, going out for essentials etc? Has this changed?

We are self isolating, I managed to get a delivery last week with Iceland, and have another booked for this week which is such a relief.  I only pop down to our local garage for milk when we need it.

I am having problems with both my parents and my Husbands Mum.  My Dad got a letter saying he should stay in and isolate for 12 weeks.  I registered him with the Government site.  His words he is fine only borderline, he had prostate cancer which he is in remission for and it spread to his lymph nodes plus a mini stroke.  My parents are talking about going to Lidl shopping and B&Q and a garden centre.  I have offered to get their shopping, I have argued about how selfish they are being, I have pleaded with them you name it I have tried every angle.

Then there is my Mother in law, she has her cousin drive over to see her about 20 miles to take her shopping.  Told her that is not-self isolating and she said it is as they both live alone.  Then she goes out locally with her neighbour I had to hang up.  We are not close enough but I have offered to order her shopping online.

4) What advice do you have for others?

stay safe

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Stay home, only go out if you have to.  If you need milk, bread etc then just one person go and get it

5) What have you bought this week that others might like? Especially if from a small business.

I have not brought anything this week apart from essentials

6) How has your routine been this week? (Question by Don’t Cramp My Style)

My routine has been the same through out, it is normal living for us

7) Have you planned anything for once lockdown is over in the past 7 days?? (Question by Don’t Cramp My Style)

Cuddles with my granddaughter if she will stay still long enough, have bribed her with chocolate to give Nanny a cuddle though

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32 Comments

  • The Willow Tree
    29th April 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Life is hard at the moment isn’t it! We’ve also done some baking to while away the time, working and exercising when we can. Take care x

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    • admin
      29th April 2020 at 2:14 pm

      It is pretty normal for us due to C’s illness but finding things to keep busy always helps

      Reply
  • Natasha Mairs
    29th April 2020 at 2:04 pm

    My grandad is 89 and lives by himself, but he is really stubborn. My dad as offered to go shopping for him, but he just wont have it and he keeps going down to the supermarket, when he should be self-isolating!

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    • admin
      29th April 2020 at 3:50 pm

      I am forever speaking to my parents and mother in law about it. They just don’t get it. All I get is we only go out once a week, they do not understand it doesn’t matter if they go out all day every day or once a week in order to catch it.

      Reply
  • Lianne
    29th April 2020 at 5:53 pm

    It is so difficult to see and hear that people aren’t sticking to the guidelines, isn’t it? I’m glad you’re managing to keep busy. Take care!

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    • admin
      29th April 2020 at 7:22 pm

      I am getting more and more annoyed of people not sticking to the guidelines, they are there for a reason. None of us like having to follow them but we are

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  • Sarah Bailey
    29th April 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Oh gosh it must be so hard seeing C struggling with her pain and not being able to help especially right now – it’s just not fair.

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    • admin
      29th April 2020 at 7:21 pm

      This is what I am finding hardest and why I am having my meltdowns as well I think. We had a letter today with a new date for her CT scan for mid August, if this is still going on we will have to take her and just make sure she touches nothing etc. I am trying to speak to her consultant to see if she can prescribe anything else that may help her and send through the request to our GP as they are a nightmare and wont prescribe anything

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  • Yeah Lifestyle
    29th April 2020 at 10:15 pm

    As the week’s pass by, I am finding the lockdown period challenging as well, for myself and my children too. We are all missing normality and hope things do get back to how they were eventually

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    • admin
      30th April 2020 at 10:09 am

      I think everyone is missing normality hopefully not much longer

      Reply
  • Katrina
    30th April 2020 at 8:31 am

    It’s nice to read how other people are getting on in lockdown. Your post lockdown plans sound good lots of cuddles with grandchildren I can’t wait til my mum and dad can see mine! Sorry to hear about your tooth! I have tooth ache too but it flares up and down

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    • admin
      30th April 2020 at 10:07 am

      I can not wait to see her and have a cuddle she is 2 and little miss independant at the moment so not sure if I will get one x

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  • Liam | Whatthedadsaid
    30th April 2020 at 8:56 am

    Sounds like a rough week, i deal with people every day that aren’t taking these steps seriously and arent following self-isolation properly, which frustrates me every day at work, but i have to just get on with it and not say anything.

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    • admin
      30th April 2020 at 10:06 am

      That must be so difficult, I would find that so hard to keep quiet

      Reply
  • Kara Guppy
    30th April 2020 at 10:44 am

    Such a shame your daughter is struggling, I cannot wait to see my granddaughter, it is hard when you used to see them almost daily

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    • admin
      30th April 2020 at 1:00 pm

      It is the hardest part of the lockdown tbh. I can not wait for my Nanny cuddles x

      Reply
  • Rhian Westbury
    30th April 2020 at 2:09 pm

    That’s so bad that your mother in law isn’t sticking with the lockdown, some people seem to not think the rules apply to them. I’m sorry to hear you’ve not been coping too well, it’s a tough time isn’t it x

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    • admin
      30th April 2020 at 2:34 pm

      I actually sat there not able to speak I just gave in, and changed the subject. It is hard as she lives alone but does not understand she is in the vulnverable group. x

      Reply
  • Kristina
    30th April 2020 at 4:25 pm

    I’m so sorry about c and the abdominal pain…I hope all this is over soon so there’s more support to everyone else suffering with other stuff. I know someone who had a party and during this lockdown and it’s so frustrating and disappointing …it really infuriates me when people cant respect the rules which are there to protect us and make this end asap….

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    • admin
      30th April 2020 at 5:44 pm

      I need to speak to her consultant as it is heartbreaking seeing her in so much pain, to see if there is anything they can do to help temporarily for her. I am so angry about those breaking the rules

      Reply
  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    30th April 2020 at 6:37 pm

    It sounds like it’s been a tough week. I can’t believe there isn’t any help for C from the doctors, that is shocking. Hope she gets better soon. I’m buying very little at the moment except for food essentials.

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    • admin
      1st May 2020 at 9:56 am

      It is a normal conversation and battle we have the consultant says one thing the GP refuses to do it, I am used to the battles now but this is a different thing and needs addressing soon as she is in a lot of pain

      Reply
  • Jenny
    30th April 2020 at 9:36 pm

    I had terrible toothache but luckily my Dentist prescribed me some antibiotics. I can’t wait until the lockdown eases.

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    • admin
      1st May 2020 at 9:52 am

      That is good nothing worse than a toothache x

      Reply
  • Sarah Ann
    1st May 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Facetime has been wonderful just now, such a great way to keep in touch and actually see people as opposed to just chatting on the phone. I’ve been doing so much housework too, feels like it’s neverending right now, haha!

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    • admin
      1st May 2020 at 1:03 pm

      I am so thankful to Facetime at least we can still socialise virtually rather than just speaking on the phone

      Reply
  • michelle twin mum
    1st May 2020 at 2:48 pm

    I am so glad my parents seem to be taking seriously and are rarely going out. I suspect it is much harder for those who live alone, I was chatting to my husbands 96-year-old Grandma the other day and she is so sad, we live over a 100 miles away, so I can’t even drop her off some treats. I’m just sending little care packages. Mich x

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    • admin
      1st May 2020 at 3:15 pm

      It is sad for those living alone, especially the elderly at least she is getting little treats through the post from you x

      Reply
  • karen
    1st May 2020 at 3:50 pm

    It must be really hard to process family and their actions. I know some family of mine are not doing what the rules say, and it’s frustrating. I am sorry about the tummy pains and tooth, not great to manage during this. 🙁

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    • admin
      2nd May 2020 at 11:17 am

      I have given up they do not listen and it just winds me up more. I spoke to C’s consultant yesterday she is can not prescribe her anything else unless we go to Tramadol which I do not want her on and is ready to book an emergency CT scan when she can

      Reply
  • WhatLauraLoves
    3rd May 2020 at 4:18 pm

    It sounds like so many people are cleaning and taking the opportunity to tidy during lockdown. I think all our houses are going to be gleaming afterwards! xxx

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    • admin
      4th May 2020 at 9:57 am

      Hopefully they will and stay that way toox

      Reply

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