First, full transparency here on The Big Generation about coronavirus — We don’t have a lot to add. Sorry -- If you’re interested, there seems to be information everyplace: what you can do about coronavirus, what the government is doing, how the market is responding, what’s coming next, how your life is going to change, how you should change your life…. OK. I’ll stop. Heck, nurse or not, I bet half the people reading this know more than I do about coronavirus by now.
Sure, I’ll be talking from time to time about Covid 19 — In fact, my first two or three “Nursa-logues” will probably be about coronavirus. It’s the elephant in all of our living rooms.
Managing chronic illness day-to-day
But after that, I’m going to start talking about other health issues—like high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, heart failure, and diabetes. These are the problems a lot of us in The Big Generation had before coronavirus — And we’re going to keep having them.
We can’t ignore them just because of Covid 19! They will get worse if you ignore them. They could kill you. Even worse—they could send you to the hospital! You want to go to the hospital right now?!
I know it’s hard to take your medications every day if you’re feeling depressed, or you can’t get a hold of your doctor to renew your prescriptions because he’s not having regular office hours, or money for copays is tight. But you gotta.
The Big Generation is here to help you find a way. Please. Work together with us.