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Mocha
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11/10/2021 11:09AM  
Well, finally finished an entire book! It took a little over a month. It was the latest William Kent Krueger which I would normally read in one long day.

I could get thru about 3 pages before stopping and reviewing in my mind what I'd read. If I skipped a day of reading then is have to go back and read a page or so to pick up the story again.

It's sure a struggle but worth it.

Because that went so well I printed out the question management plan that jackfish posted the link to and I'll work thru that at work during break and lunch.

Another plus/minus is I have a video game I play called Seekers. It has various rooms where you find hidden objects in a timed situation or two puzzles which are either timed or have a limited number of moves . I am mostly stuck doing the puzzles and I think it's cuz my mind doesn't have to work a hard as it does trying to find objects hidden or partially hidden.

My mind is most alert from 4-6pm. After that it's shot. During the day I have to really concentrate on my work. I e had to ask for help a few times (I hate that) and because I haven't shared my problem with my supervisors they look at me kinda funny. Like, you need help with this work you've been doing everyday for 4 years?
Guess I'm too proud or stubborn to fess up.

So, overall, I feel I've improved.

But, let's not talk about driving!!! Ugh.
 
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yellowcanoe
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11/15/2021 08:03AM  
Isn't there a saying the truth will set you free? Your snoopervisors are probably imagining ( wrongly) why you aren't up to "snuff"

Maybe you would feel better about this whole situation by bringing up a positive... That people could avoid CV horrors by being vaccinated. Back in the day when you got it (IIRC) that was not a choice.

Be proud you are still here! Survival is a plus! And I am hoping for your continued recovery!
 
Jackfish
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11/15/2021 08:31AM  
Sheryl, good luck to you as you keep improving. One would think that the challenges that you present to your mind - the puzzles, video games, reading - have to help. Kind of like physical therapy after a surgery. Bit by bit, things get better. You'll get there!
 
uqme2
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11/15/2021 11:50AM  
Jackfish: "Kind of like physical therapy after a surgery. Bit by bit, things get better. You'll get there!"

Please forgive my curiosity, Mocha.

Does experiencing mental long-haul COVID symptoms also mean you were laid-up for a while?

Have you tried balancing your seemingly diligent cognitive rehab effort with whatever corresponding amount of physical exercise worked well for you in the past?
 
andym
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11/16/2021 12:51AM  
I’m sorry things are still a struggle. I think you are wise to keep working on puzzles and I hope that things continue to improve, even if slowly. I also agree that physical exercise is surprisingly good for the mind. I just hope whatever you can do helps.
 
11/16/2021 05:58AM  
What a terrible shame... sending you wishes for full recovery.

Unfortunately, you are not alone... Long haul affects 50%
 
11/17/2021 04:48PM  
Take care Sheryl and hoping for the best for you.
 
11/17/2021 07:29PM  
I am sorry this is still a frustrating issue for you.

Just a thought, but as someone who manages people at work, as a leader I always appreciate knowing what struggles my employees are going through whether physical, mental, personal… I may not be able to help them (you never know though) I can at least have some empathy and perspective for them in the work place. Just getting it off your chest can help reduce stress a little too.

Anyway food for thought.

T
 
yellowcanoe
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11/19/2021 06:46PM  
Tim you sound like a caring manager. But you may be in the minority. We need more like you. I hope Sheryl's is like you as it would lessen the stress of long haul recovery.
 
missmolly
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11/20/2021 08:04AM  
I hate long haul COVID. I hate how it leaves you wondering what's a COVID long haul symptom and what isn't. I hate how it leaves you wondering if it will end and when. I hate how it hasn't been with us long enough for docs to have insights. I hate how COVID, both short and long haul, isn't five or six symptoms, but fifty or sixty or who knows how many. It's a wicked virus.

I was set to fly to Florida last week to visit two sisters. Not only was the plane full, but my seatmates on both sides had their masks under their noses. So, I deplaned and was even gladder when one sister said that nearly no one in Florida is wearing masks and they're partying like it's 1999.
 
11/20/2021 09:14AM  
My country asked me to social distance, so I did.
My country asked me to wear a mask, so I did.
My country asked me to take a shot, so I did.

What have you done for your country lately?
 
11/20/2021 05:44PM  
bobbernumber3: "My country asked me to social distance, so I did.
My country asked me to wear a mask, so I did.
My country asked me to take a shot, so I did.


What have you done for your country lately?"

agree
 
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