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Hi everyone!

Starting to lose motivation!

Ive been sick on/off since just after Christmas. Its made my new job be put off as they are requiring me to have no symptoms for 48 hours before my start date. Ill go one day perfectly fine, the next feeling like death. Its been like that for almost a month.

Ive done so many PCR tests in the last couple weeks and theyve all been negative for covid! Because with the increased covid cases here in Sydney i havent wanted to put my son or I at risk of getting it. My sons unvaccinated and although i am now boosted too, i have asthma and being so soon after surgery i wanted to minimise risk. Even put all the plans i had for school holidays off because of the rising cases.

But then on Monday my son got his test back that hes positive for covid, he was really sick over the weekend. He caught it off his cousin who had been around one of her fathers family's kids who had covid and didnt let any of my family know about it until my niece tested positive and my sister let her husbands side know!!😡 Now im having symptoms again and going for yet another PCR tomorrow. Feeling like the new job will just find someone else at this point! Almost a month later from when i was supposed to start and i need no end to this.

I cant even see my GP. Its just phone appointments and each time i have an appointment they just tell me to go for another PCR because its been a few days since the last one and i could have covid now. Its driving me nuts. I know this time i do a test its likely i will be positive because my son is and i cant exactly isolate him to one room but this whole experience the last month has really made me lost motivation. If im positive ill need to isolate for another 7 days from test result so potentially another 10+ days in isolation.

Im now 8 weeks post op and wanted to be getting out and regularly exercising while the summer lasts but cant now because were in isolation!

And because im a single mum this whole experience has been very isolating, because my family are also in isolation, i dont really have any friends to speak to either😣

Tips on keeping motivated?

Any ideas for what i can do while stuck in isolation?

All we seem to be doing is playing video/board games and cleaning, its getting boring!

How to cope with isolation!

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Oh I'm so sorry to hear that. I thought you guys were going for zero-covid, so that's unlucky that you both have to isolate for two years and then still deal with it. Bummer.

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There are some great exercise videos that you can do inside your house, check out YouTube and put in like "indoor walking videos" or "light exercise videos" or even "yoga." There's plenty you can do inside your house during isolation to keep moving. Also, stay hydrated, make a game out of it to keep hitting a certain mark of Water every 20 minutes or so.

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Just concentrate on being well. I was up and down after surgery too and I still have days where I feel like crap but not covid like symptoms just tired and run down and a bit of nausea.

17 hours ago, MiniGastricBypassDude said:

Oh I'm so sorry to hear that. I thought you guys were going for zero-covid, so that's unlucky that you both have to isolate for two years and then still deal with it. Bummer.

Oh no they let the dragon loose so to speak after 2 years of avoiding it

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