We asked our volunteers how they are coping with the social isolation required of us during the coronavirus pandemic. We hope you find these quotes uplifting and inspiring. All of our volunteers are women who have been through a cancer diagnosis and know what it's like. Our helpline and support groups are here for you to help you through these difficult times. Please feel free to reach out! 844.ASK.SHARE (844.275.7427)
Books, podcasts, and television have been making the COVID-19 quarantine bearable. Also, video chats and virtual happy hours (thank goodness wine stores are essential businesses!) with friends and family, almost every day and night, help a lot. And I walk in Central Park frequently and am thankful to be able to appreciate its spring beauty.
I pray. I listen to music that I enjoy and although I am not good at it, I sing the words of the songs out loud. In an effort to stay active I also dance to the music that I listen to. During the day I put a chair next to the window to sit in that receives the most sunlight, in order to take in some natural vitamin D; while it is not the same as being outdoors, it will have to do in this time of social distancing.
Just like the “old” normal.... I cope the best when I am helping others... continuing my phone calls to women I’d been helping before the Coronavirus.
Taking long walks... listening to my music... and of course cooking! I love cooking so this has forced me to enjoy one of my passions!
Stay healthy all! Hugs!
I am focusing on my favorite Psalm 16:8 - I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand I will not be shaken.
Get out, take a deep breath… and have a routine, get dressed and made up as usual… no shoes in the house though ;-))
SHARE is here for you if you need to talk
You can call our Helplines 7 days a week to speak to a trained survivor who has been through your cancer diagnosis and is ready to listen.
Or call one of our direct helpline numbers:
Breast Cancer: 844.275.7427
Ovarian Cancer: 866.537.4273
Uterine Cancer: 844.582.6005
Caregivers : 844.275.7427
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Consider joining a virtual or telephone support group to connect with your peers. Fight those feelings of social isolation with an extra dose of social support.