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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:05 AM

The shit is hitting the fan tonight in San Francisco.

Went downstairs to check the mail and could hear ambulance sirens nearby and far away. An EMT unit just pulled up to the building next door. It's no longer an issue of fighting anxiety. I am freaking the fuck out.

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Reply The shit is hitting the fan tonight in San Francisco. (Original post)
RandySF Mar 26 OP
cilla4progress Mar 26 #1
GreenPartyVoter Mar 26 #2
Tumbulu Mar 26 #3
Greybnk48 Mar 26 #4
dware Mar 26 #5
sprinkleeninow Mar 26 #7
dware Mar 26 #10
StTimofEdenRoc Mar 26 #6
greyl Mar 26 #8
UTUSN Mar 26 #9
proud patriot Mar 26 #11
chillfactor Mar 26 #12
emmaverybo Mar 26 #18
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 26 #25
TeamPooka Mar 26 #13
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 26 #14
Texasgal Mar 26 #29
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 26 #32
Texasgal Mar 26 #33
DeminPennswoods Mar 26 #39
Tipperary Mar 26 #30
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 26 #15
spanone Mar 26 #16
Sucha NastyWoman Mar 26 #17
Demovictory9 Mar 26 #26
budkin Mar 26 #19
greenjar_01 Mar 26 #20
emmaverybo Mar 26 #21
Tipperary Mar 26 #22
MLAA Mar 26 #23
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 26 #24
Demonaut Mar 26 #38
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 26 #40
mahina Mar 26 #27
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 26 #31
mahina Mar 26 #37
Mersky Mar 26 #28
calimary Mar 26 #34
Hekate Mar 26 #35
Turbineguy Mar 26 #36
mahina Mar 26 #41
RandySF Mar 26 #42
mahina Mar 26 #43

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:07 AM

1. Hang on Randy,

we are here with you!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:08 AM

2. Stay safe and hang in there!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:09 AM

3. Oh my - I'm trying to hold your hand through tears

I have been escalating into my fear zone.

Been self isolating since the early February. But nobody has been taking this seriously enough.

I ran out of my go to clam remedy, suntheanine. Thanks goodness more arrived today, which I took and it has helped a bit.

We are heading into a rough rough time.

I’m holding your hand in my heart.

Sending you strength.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:10 AM

4. Stay safe. This is truly terrifying and anyone who's not afraid

is crazy! Try to drown out the sirens with music, or watch a movie and escape for a couple of hours. That's what we've been doing at night. It really helps. I'm the only one that gets on the net at night. Everyone else tries to take a break.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:10 AM

5. Try to stay calm and safe my friend,

we, the nation, will get through this despite the Mango Menace fucking things up,

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Response to dware (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:14 AM

7. Latest tune top of the charts!

'Mango Menace Meltdown'

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:16 AM

10. Love it!!! nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:12 AM

6. Well good thing the pot store was declared essential.

day five in shelter at home day two in complete isolation.

We will not emerge the same. I am trying to focus on emerging the new and improved version of me. Oh yah this is not going to go easy. wish me luck.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:14 AM

8. Maybe it was only a run-of-the-mill shooting.

Nothing to be alarmed about.

https://www.csgv.org/

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:16 AM

9. That happens in my locale every couple of months, almost non-stop sirens -

all varieties (more EMS but also cops and fire).

Seems like a frenzy takes hold, but is it the responders or the citizenry going into bonkers mode? One year during the winter holidays there were EMS wailing away from cross town to turn into my street up to where some elderly renters lived, like it was an extra stressful holiday period with the t.v. commercials being hyper-insistent, freaking out the peeps.

For me, another factor is that I find the responders to be on the young side, who love *NOISE* and speed - it's WHAT THEY DO!1










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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:21 AM

11. I'm here

We are here

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:25 AM

12. We can freak out together!

I am scared every single day! I am elderly and disabled. I have a caregiver who gets me groceries and runs for my meds. But every time he comes back to the house I fear he might be bringing the virus in with him.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:42 AM

18. I know what you mean. Have two here who go to store. One was visiting just two days ago with

neighbor just off plane from Japan and not observing the six feet.

He is a medically trained psychiatrist from Japan on a research grant I rented a room to and she is the grown daughter of two doctors, her husband the director of a major research clinic, also an MD pscych. I wanted to scream! No masks, no gloves, just shooting the breeze in th3 driveway,

Well, I think your carer is likely careful. God bless and keep. My tenant seems to be staying in now. I give him wide berth as he does me and we don’t eat together. He does takeout and has his own bathroom,



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Response to chillfactor (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:35 AM

25. Might want to take a look (cleaning groceries) ...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:27 AM

13. back in the house dude

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:28 AM

14. Not every medical emergency is going to be a Corona Virus one.

Really. Maybe the person had a heart attack or a stroke or it's a domestic violence thing.

Stop freaking out. Keep in mind that even without this, some 7500 people die each and every day in this country. So far, fewer than 2,000 people have died from the Corona Virus. So the EMT unit pulling up to the building next door is highly unlikely to be Corona virus related.

Everyone, get a grip.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:55 AM

29. Gee,, how very nice of you...

There are alot of us that are scared.... been laid off with no end in sight and you are so flippant to tell people to get a grip?

So not necessary right now. RUDE!

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #29)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:22 AM

32. I guess a reality check has no place here.

If you are spending your day glued to the TV and watching nothing but corona virus news all day, then you are going to start thinking that every single thing, including a hangnail is corona virus related.

I will repeat. Every single day in this country about 7500 people die. From lots of things. And so far a grand total of somewhat more than a thousand people have died from the corona virus. Do the math. Even now, despite the scary stories, most people in this country are not sick. Those who get this virus are mostly going to live. I know that's a very unpopular thing to say right now, but it's true.

If you choose to spend all of your time being terrified, then so be it.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:37 AM

33. What a crap response.

Randy said nothing like that with his post.

You are shoving words into peoples mouths!

Take your reality and shove it! There are people that are concerned, scared and worried... This is an unprecedented situation. We do not know what is next!

With that said... go ahead with your twitchy finger and report my post. I don't care. You are still RUDE and apparently lack compassion!

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:49 AM

39. It's hard, but try to keep perspective

Here in PA, only about 10% of all symptomatic individuals are testing positive for SARS2. Of the confirmed cases, nearly 99% are surviving (11 deaths of around 1200 cases). I think the state has stopped tracking the flu cases, but up until the 2nd week in March, 83 people had died from that.

We will get through this despite being a bumpy ride right now.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:58 AM

30. Agree.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:28 AM

15. I live in a suburb

Near Aberdeen proving ground heard helicopters flying low over my apartment complex. Several of them. Saw ambulance lights last night. Been hearing sirens near and far. It's getting freaky.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:31 AM

16. 👁❤️👁

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:38 AM

17. My daughter is a nurse there

And I am really worried about her.

I realized I had a bunch of face masks that I bought a couple of years ago. I have dogs that require a lot of grooming as their fur and dander get in my nose and eyes, so I bought these masks for that purpose but I found them uncomfortable so I really never used them. I knew a I had a few left, but then I checked my orders on Amazon and realized I had bought a pack of 100. So I went looking for them and found them.

I had my husband call her to see if she could use them. She said they wee like gold there. So we overnighted them to her.

She sent us some small bottles of hand sanitizer as a thank you I guess.

I worry that we will get a call that she is sick and we couldn’t eve go see her.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:42 AM

26. sad that you have to provide your daughter with face masks in the richest, most powerful country

the world has ever seen (or that's how America has been described pre-Trump)

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:43 AM

19. It's going to get like that EVERYWHERE

We are at the precipice now.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:46 AM

20. Probably just observational selection bias

Take a few breaths.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:46 AM

21. I left my Heart ❤️ in SF. Yeah I lived there and often fire trucks and ambulances. You

stay in and we are here.

It is scary, but we are all being as careful as we can. The longer we hold out, the better our chances and hoping for our lived ones who are away. Put a nice light around them.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:15 AM

22. I am actually hearing less sirens.

I live near a hospital and am used to hearing helicopters and sirens fairly frequently. Hardly hear that at all now...less car crashes I would assume.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:26 AM

23. Sending you calmer vibes 💫💕✨🦦🧘🏼🧘🏽‍♂️🧘🏻‍♂️

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:30 AM

24. Our homes are our guardians. Two simple science-based rules.....

my son and I are trying to adhere to:

* If we don't let it come through our front door, we ain't gonna get it.

* If we follow the rules when we have to go out, we ain't gonna get it.

Despite living through many dangerous jobs and life events, I've never felt this threatened in my 72 years, all caused by an invisible foe.

Peace be upon you, RandySF........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #24)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:48 AM

38. boil your water.

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #38)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:15 AM

40. Municipal tap water should be safe in the USA.

Viable viruses cannot survive the water treatment process or the journey to my house (speaking for my water company). I have faith in our tap water.

At least we have one less thing to worry about. It's bad enough to have to disinfect doorknobs and delivered parcels.

KY..........

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:42 AM

27. Sorry mate.

What is that great three count breathing excercise?
4 in
Hold 7
Out 8
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324417#how-to-do-it


Here you go buddy:

How to use 4-7-8 breathing for anxiety

Medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, PsyD on February 12, 2019 — Written by Jenna Fletcher
What is it?
How to do it
“The 4-7-8 breathing technique, also known as “relaxing breath,” involves breathing in for 4 seconds, holding the breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling for 8 seconds.

This breathing pattern aims to reduce anxiety or help people get to sleep. Some proponents claim that the method helps people get to sleep in 1 minute.

There is limited scientific research to support this method, but there is a lot of anecdotal evidence to suggest that this type of deep, rhythmic breathing is relaxing and may help ease people into sleep.“

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Response to mahina (Reply #27)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:59 AM

31. I do 478

Every night. Got anxiety and PTSD.
It helps. It even worked when I got first diagnosed with diabeties and I was scared to go to sleep thinking my blood sugar levels would go off and kill me in my sleep. I had to leave a light on. Was having awful and vivid nightmares too. 478 saved ma butt.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:43 AM

37. Holy cow.

Last edited Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:40 AM - Edit history (1)

Thank you for letting us know. That is some serious stuff.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:44 AM

28. There's a fire station down the street and around the corner from where I live

Two freeways are three minute drives from my house. Want to tell you that the streets here have been quieter from the lack of passenger car traffic. When the emergency vehicles are called these days, they sound louder compared to previous weeks. There have been fewer calls, I think, so I’d like to believe that’s from fewer accidents, etc.

You’re telling us on DU about your observations, and that in and of itself is helpful for others to consider how to slow down and take in what’s happening. Has helped me piece together how to maintain perspective. Want you to take care, and know there’s always someone here.



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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:46 AM

34. Hang in there, my friend. Breathe.

Breathe.




Breathe.





Just keep telling yourself "the earth turns." It's a mantra that's helped me stay calm during some shaky times. Nothing lasts forever, the good parts OR the bad parts.

The earth turns. Nothing can stop it. It keeps turning. And night turns into day. And day then turns into another night. Because the earth is turning. And nothing can stop it. And it will keep turning, inevitably. And another day will follow the night because the earth turns. And whatever is now - will soon pass, as the earth keeps turning, turning day into night, and night into another day, and what is present will soon be past. Because the earth turns. And it always will. It never stops turning.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:59 AM

35. Just Breathe. Your friends are here.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:36 AM

36. My friend who lives near UCSF tells me

that there are two kinds of people in the world; those who live in San Francisco, and those who wished they lived in San Francisco.

Strength in these times.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:15 PM

41. You hanging in brother?

Sending good thoughts. Aloha.

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Response to mahina (Reply #41)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:21 PM

42. I'm better, thanks

But I think I was right as the case numbers jumped overnight.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #42)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:31 PM

43. They sure did and you sure were.

❤️🦋

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