Incredible year of heartbreakDisappointmentSadness resilience survival and perseveranceCovidPandemic hitsI work in medicineOn the front lineSon and husband at homeHusband with Cancer recurrence in March 2020StartedChemoCancelled bar mitzvahPivot to zoomitzvah – April Excellent Response to treatment PerseveranceStrong new Recurrence in winter More ChemoImmune therapyHospiceLoss of my beloved 2 weeks agoMy son and I are hereAliveHeartbroken Remembering our… Continue reading jessica k.
Category: 07 – One Thread – when you’re just barely hanging on
Personal stories about what it’s been like to be just barely hanging on through a scary, unprecedented time.
I’ve had three deaths this past year, all young. Not covid-related entirely, but who knows with depression. They were all under 40 years old. Both my husband and I lost our jobs. We’re struggling with infertility but questioning whether it’s okay to have a child during these times. Luckily , my family is amazing, and… Continue reading jody n.
The day before Mother’s Day, 2020, I was released from inpatient psych. My journey to breakdown began on March 13, the first day of what would become 364 days of unemployment. I couldn’t stand that I was suddenly unemployed, trapped at home, and I had a burning ache in my chest. That burning ache wasn’t… Continue reading bree c.
I’m so depressed being locked down with Covid19 restrictions. Our province has the highest infection rate based on population in all of Canada. I am so tired of fighting with my body and my life. It feels like things are just so easy for others and it’s never going to get better. The pandemic is… Continue reading wendymae a.
I’m having the feeling of just barely hanging on more often lately. I think people have forgotten how to deal with interpersonal encounters and are extremely bullying and harsh.
My feeling of ‘barely hanging on’ is still ongoing. But the recent twist is having one of the kids tested for Covid after being told he was a close contact. Now I get calls from the state department of health to check if he’s okay or not. The worst is when you get a call… Continue reading jeanette g.
Time and time again I’ve felt as though I’m just barely hanging on. I found myself stretched as far as I thought I could stretch, and then had to stretch more. And more. I became the primary caretaker for my immobilized partner, who had a terrible injury. A helicopter had to come find us, as… Continue reading joseph h.
At my age, it is horrendous to feel I lost a year of living, traveling, and seeing family and friends.
I am humbled and grateful every day. Last year April-Sept without a paycheck or unemployment living in a not great situation brought me to the brink. It turned out to be a good thing. I began to walk, and as I walked I would pray and meditate. I realized as I was walking how disassociated… Continue reading jeri j.
I’ve had to leave my disoriented beloved at the ER 3 times, while he was having a stroke, knowing that he can’t advocate properly for himself and having to trust that they will call me to discuss treatment. The kicker is that each time, I had to smile and wave goodbye cheerily, even though I… Continue reading robin z.