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Day 250+ in Quarantine

By: Ashleigh Pinion | Mar 19th, 2020

Pinion Family Ashleigh's family on their front porch during quarantine

We were so close to “normal,” but that got taken away with one phone call from our doctors.

We were nearing the end of our isolation throughout Mason’s bone marrow transplant process - 250 days! Then, due to COVID-19, we were told to go back to complete isolation – all of us! No one in or out of our house for the next several weeks.

I’m not going to lie…my first reaction was complete anger, followed by pure sadness. We were so close. So close to rejoining society, being with our family and friends, going back to school and church, and just being able to breathe again.

After I spent a few days in a pity party, I got back up and started fresh. We’ve done this, we’ve lived this life. We were made for this moment. If I could give any of you ideas or suggestions they would be this:
We will continue to enjoy all the moments, even if they are in quarantine. Please be smart and listen to the warnings. Stay home and enjoy these moments to the best of your ability.

  • Lean in - enjoy the people you have with you.
  • Remember this is just a moment in time - this will pass.
  • Get creative. Make a mess. Have fun.
  • Have patience with everyone in your home (also, know that you will definitely lose your patience but know that’s okay).
  • This is not easy. It’s not for the faint of heart, but we WILL come out on the other side.