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Do you get stir crazy?.....Cabin fever?

#1

I do. I fear the day my car finally breaks down and I won’t be able to get out of the house. I’m looking for a better bike so I can do more of that. How do you guys deal with the cabin fever?..kill time?..get out?

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#2

A few years ago, I was pretty happy just sitting in my head. I could blank out and just drift around in my head for days, if someone let me. I just sat and had no intention or compulsion to move. But now that something has shifted and changed and I’m living in the world outside my head, I do get cabin fever. It’s still a little odd for me to WANT to do things. I don’t know what really motivates me but I do get cabin fever now.

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#3

I don’t really get stir crazy . I don’t go out much but that’s the way i prefer it.

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#4

Something I’ve noticed about myself is I like to wonder. I hate to stay in one place for very long.

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#5

I do get stir crazy, I feel much better when I go out…maybe not socializing but walking and shopping is enough.

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#6

Me too. I usually have no real goal, I just like going place to place. This store to that store, basically accomplishing nothing.

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#7

i need to get outside all the time, i do not do well in small rooms.
take care

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#8

Doubt I would notice if the world ended…until I ran out of food in the house.
Unless I have an escort (I hate the word “babysitter”) to leave the house, i find myself outside at the oddest hours. I forget to have a clock in my house and wonder why there are very few people outside and the sun is nowhere to be found.

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#9

I get stir crazy a lot. So I get out and take a 2+ mile walk every day. And I also try to walk the perimeter of my apt complex every 2-3 hours or so.

If not, I get really agitated and restless being inside so much.

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#10

I used to drive and LOVED it that I could hop in my car and go. Then when I became physically disabled I could no longer drive…so have been stuck here in the middle of the woods, high up on a mountain (which makes taking walks impossible) and I don’t get out unless a friend drives me. I have several people who go to my church who drive me to doctors etc. I order my groceries online and have them delivered. I do have usually maybe four medical appointments in a month. Often my dad will take me and we go to stores and out to eat in addition to the appointment. I LOVE that. I don’t know what I will do when my dad gets too old to drive.

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#11

You have your groceries delivered?! That’s awesome!!!

Going into large, busy grocery stores is very hard for me, as it triggers my symptoms. I usually have my friend do my shopping for me. But sometimes, that’s difficult.

Is there a website you use for this?

Blessings,

Anthony

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#12

The sis is the Queen of Amazon.com They have a grocery section.

There is also a safeway online. They offer a one hour delivery window… Safeway.com

Hope this helps

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#13

Wow, thanks J! That was really helpful!!

Blessings!

Anthony

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#14

@radmedtech

http://www.grocerydeliveryplaces.com/city/austin/

The kid wanted me to give you this link as well…

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#15

I get my groceries from a grocery store that is about 45 minutes away from here. It’s called “Shop Rite” and the program is called “Shop at home” They charge you $6 for the delivery and if your order is at least $100 the $10 fee for them to do your shopping is waived.

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#16

@radmedtech

The link to the shop Rite site is here. YOu can go on the store finder at the website to see if there is a local store near you who delivers.

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#17

wwwdotshopritedotcom

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#18

I can go to the little shop on the corner for milk and bread and cereal. But I’m trying to get used to going into a store. I still have trouble sometimes. The QFC by the university is open 24 hours, and it’s so quiet after 10:00 p.m. that we do our big weekly shopping on Friday nights around 11:00 p.m. There is hardly anyone in the store then.

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