My COVID-19 Journal – Day 16

I have never worked from home as a Psychiatrist until two weeks ago. Now I am learning how to do this, what the advantages and challenge are. Facebook and Instagram have many cartoons and videos of people trying to work from home with varying degrees of success. Many reading will have seen the video of…

My COVID-19 Journal: Day 15

Today I closed the inpatient program in my department. The patients were discharged, their rooms are being cleaned and the nurses were sent to other programs. What was once a busy place with teenagers and music blaring, the television on and people making popcorn is now a shell of its former staff. Some doors still…

My COVID-19 Journal – Day 9

Does anyone else feel themselves turning into a worrier about Upper Respiratory Infections? I think it’s possible that I am especially suggestible. I am fine all day, everyday, and have been since the beginning of the “physical distancing period”. However, I do like to be well-informed and so every evening I watch the 8 P.M.…

My COVID-19 Journal – Day 8

This morning after reading the newspapers, I couldn’t stop thinking about the difficult situation in New York State and New York City. I read articles from the Ottawa Citizen and the New York Times. There are over 20,000 cases of COVID-19 in New York State with almost one half of the cases in New York…

My COVID-19 Journal – Day 6,7

This is my second social isolation weekend. It’s interesting what you can learn about yourself when you finally get your wish. I have often wished that I could have a few weekends when I didn’t have to go anywhere or run any errands. I have always had lots of plans for the time. I have…