It is official: The state of Ohio has issued a “Stay at Home” order. Only essential services are open. You can go out to work if you are essential or one can go out to get food … that is about it.
Today is officially the first day of the order. I started yesterday, so today is day #2 of full stay at home mode for me. We had been staying home quite a bit before the order so it does seem like it has been going on longer. We are to be at home at least until April 6th. which is about 2 weeks.
With my Ulcerative Colitis, even though I no longer have my diseased colon, I am considered an auto-immune patient. With this coronavirus that is one of the population that should be more careful and may have worse systems of the virus if you should get it.
One of the things that I had continued doing was my 12 step meetings. Now that the virus is starting to spike in Ohio and we are asked to stay home …. I am going to have to join the virtual meeting crowd. Our club is still open for those who choose to go in person. I personally think we should not be open, but I understand those who need the in person aspect. We have spoken to our local police department and they are aware of who we are and what we are doing and why we are still open and they are ok with it. Being on the board, I feel like I am abandoning the club and the people, but I also have to look out for myself. I had a really hard time coming to terms with the fact that I shouldn’t be going to in person meetings. This is another good lesson for me in giving up some control of my responsibilities. I am not the only person in the program that can do what I do.
Our business is still open and Steve is still occasionally going into to the office to help navigate this new normal for the company. I hope and pray he does not bring any of the virus home and that our employees stay well. They are taking a lot of measures to keep everyone safe and well.
So day #2 of me being home, I am doing what I can to keep myself busy and entertained. It will be interesting to see how this whole thing plays out. We all hope it will be quick with a low number of deaths and those affected, but only time will tell. If everyone would heed the words of the government and stay home we could get over this a lot sooner. I am trying my best to keep taking it one day at a time, but it is still scary!!!