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  • #5987
    Josh
    Joshua
    Keymaster

    Hi Guys,

    We would love to start a discussion around how your life has been affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Many people are now in home isolation, with a wide range of normal everyday activities coming to a halt. We wanted to ask a few questions and have a discussion around:

    • How you’re feeling about the current situation
    • Do you feel well supported?
    • Did you know breakthru offer video and phone support options?
    • If so, are you comfortable with these video/phone options?

    We hope you’re all eating healthy, exercising and staying safe where possible. Feel free to use this thread to talk about your recent experience and support each other through what has become quite a trying time.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • #5989
    Albus21
    Albus21
    Participant

    Hi

    Currently at home and have been since March 21st and I must say the staff at the hub I attend have been absolute legends and offering us the best support possible as we’ve decided to not attend the hub until further notice. I’m missing my programs and all the awesome staff and customers at the hub I attend, hoping this virus frees itself from this country so that everyone can resume normal life soon =)

    • #5991
      Feldspar
      Feldspar
      Participant

      Hi Albus21, yeah, I’m missing all the stuff Breakthru do face-to-face too.Especially missing outings and meeting other people, which feels odd, because I was resistant to the idea to begin with.

      • #5992
        Albus21
        Albus21
        Participant

        Hi Feldspar

        Me too, I recently as of the start of March began my new programs as the hub had a MAJOR change in programs the first one in my time with the centre and was getting into the GYM and Swimming then all this happened. I’m finding it hard to keep myself motivated enough to walk around the yard too and have been looking into using old bottles filled with water as weights or where possible as I have a hiatal hernia doing some lifting but not heavy lifting due to Dr’s orders, The medications and things will be kept in as best supply as possible it is a worrying time for everyone but together we all will get through this =) , I was really quiet and the staff could hardly get as much as a hello from me at first but now four or so years later it’s like “wow where’s the quiet guy who first started here”, they’re really proud of me for how far I’ve come once this has all calmed down it’ll be weird to go back to normal but exciting as more changes will come to the way I get my programs delivered by staff. Hope you stay as safe as possible =)

        • #6006
          Feldspar
          Feldspar
          Participant

          Hi Albus21,

          I’m planning on using cans and other foodstuffs as weights, and setting up a Zoom session or something similar so that I can work out with my friends. No idea if that’s a feasible solution to motivating myself to exercise, but I’m going to try it!

          I’ve always found socialising hard – I have some friends, but I’m really awkward messaging people, so this is harder yet 🙂

          Congrats on your steps forward! Take care!

        • #6007
          Albus21
          Albus21
          Participant

          Hi Feldspar

           

          Nice, same here been walking around my yard which is huge luckily as well to get in my walking , I have got family involved too, I hope all goes well for you using Zoom. =) , you’ve got this =) stay safe and thank you it’s been a tough and long but interesting journey for me.

  • #5990
    Feldspar
    Feldspar
    Participant

    We are having some trouble finding staple foods (I’m lactose intolerant, and my partners have other intolerances/sensitivities), but apart from that not too badly. I still don’t like phone calls, but I’m getting more used to them; I would prefer video calls, because I need to see body language to really understand what the other person is saying. Exercising is difficult; I wanted to start at the gym, using machines, but instead I mostly have to rely on bodyweight exercises, which are harder to begin with.

     

    Then there’s existential dread. What will happen in the future? Will there be medication shortages? There’s no way to predict these things, but it still bothers me and I think about it often.

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