I have no idea why I titled this
post "Not so lovely..." It was just the
first thing that came to my mind.
because I'm going to talk about, or
write about, something that makes me angry.
Since I started the new cancer fighting meds
they have lowered my white blood cell count
which lowers my ability to fight off getting
sick when I get around people. Thursday
Tracy and I went to the Orlando Art Museum.
We wanted to see what First Thursdays are like.
We've both thought about submitting work
to be in the show. I actually did submit something
back when I was working but they politely turned
me down. I think it was too religious.
Anyway back to the real reason for this post.
Because of the new meds I'm on I'm supposed to wear a mask
when I go somewhere crowded.
I didn't even think about it for some reason.
I guess partly because I didn't think it would be as crowded
as it was, wow! Crazy crowded!
When I wear a mask I've noticed people will go out
of their way to avoid me. Really? I can't believe
how uneducated people are about this.
So let me educate you...
It sucks to have to wear one of these in public.
It's hot, it's uncomfortable, and I feel like I'm wearing
a sign that says look at me and run. I will infect you
and your children...but I won't! Your germs can kill me.
Although, I will admit that right now, since I am sick you
might catch something from me. But here's the thing I won't
go anywhere until I'm well so you don't have to worry about it.
I am unlike people who go out sick as dogs and cough
and sneeze and spread their nastiness.
Ok, sorry. I just get upset when people go out
of their way to avoid me, or stare and wonder what contagion I
might have that they don't want. I just had to get this out. And
just in case there was any doubt, cancer is not contagious!
Thank you for letting me rant!