Love in the Time of Isolation During Coronavirus
The end of a multi-faith week of combined personal and virtual observances and celebration is at sunset. As most Americans, my wife and I are glued to the Television each evening from 7pm until 10pm. At 8pm, our choice is to experience and celebrate Chris Cuomo’s journey with Covid-19 and his love of neighbor as himself. I decided to explore this non-denominational commandment which prompted me to write this Blog.
Our Covid-19 survival to date is based on the data clearly confirming the fact that Isolation and quarantine are the only evidence-based public health initiatives that work. In the next 18 months, hopefully sooner, I believe medical science will have immunization and medical therapies that will alter the present public health directives but until then we have to physically and mentally survive.
Isolation During Coronavirus
In our home, we have fallen into a routine when I am not seeing patients; and that routine allows my wife and me to stay healthy and happy. Each late afternoon, we visit the basement for a one-hour exercise session alternating the rowing ergometer with the treadmill while watching the news. For me, owing to my arthritic hips and knees, it would not have been possible if I had not undergone the Orthobiologic injections at the beginning of the year, the ones you may learn about by visiting my website www.sheinkopmd.com or by reviewing my Blog archives found on the website. In the beginning, I could run at a slow pace for a minute and then walk a minute. Now, I run at a faster pace for five-minute intervals and then recover for two. The same holds for the rowing ergometer, what was 16 minutes max is now 30 minutes at a clip last experienced 10 years ago.
In continuing our spiritual journey, Love in the Time of Isolation, we cannot live by exercise alone. Either before or after the physical part of our daily routine, we visit and subscribe to a new way of life made possible via www.desirelist.com/tv. This just launched DesireList TV- “All Pros. All Free. All Day” reminds us “WE may be apart, but we’re in this together.” During this time of isolation, there is now a virtual way to help us Move, Learn, Dine and Thrive as we stay home with new classes from real Pros every day. Visit their web site, you may find something that will enhance your Love of Life.
My office number to schedule your office visit and consultation that will be compliant with your Personal Protection is (312) 475-1893; and yes, our offices are open. The Personalized Stem cell trial will reopen once the Governors allow in Illinois and California.
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