Get Proactive and Develop a COVID-19 Care Plan

NextAvenue.org – Tom Reynolds jokes that his doctors say he’s the “healthiest sick person we know.” The 71-year-old in Cocoa, Fla. resident has gone through 20 medical procedures.

“I have not been a good steward of my body,” he admits. “My wife and I were thinking ‘What if we get the coronavirus?’ We both have compromised immune systems.”

The coronavirus pandemic spurred him to put everything in writing.

Stress about susceptibility to COVID-19 may actually make a person more prone to illness. One way to manage stress is to take control of your health.

Reynolds maintains a sense of control by being proactive. He has been discussing his health and care plans with his loved ones for years.

“They’re very familiar with them. I don’t hold anything back,” he says.

Reynolds has been clear with his children about his health care and end-of-life wishes. The coronavirus pandemic spurred him to put everything in writing. Read more

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