I know this is unreasonable and petty...but last night I thought about
it and giggled in bed. Sometimes I wonder why people that are exposed to certain things don't have to wear a sign. Could you imagine someone walking around with a chicken pox sign? OMG.... People would scatter like the wind!!
My friend (elderly...over 85) had a t shirt made up that said "Chemo-immune compromised" on it. I don't know if chemo is over or under the immune Compromised part....or if it makes a difference where you put it.... She said it made people step back and not ask any other questions. So she's grateful for that. She takes methotrexate at a higher dose.... Methotrexate is a chemo drug. (I wonder if it would be cheating if I just add that onto my shirts?) She said she did add the word chemo in cause some of the ladies in her subdivision/retirement home feared she was HIV positive and things were alittle uncomfortable because some people are ignorant about
things they haven't encountered before and thought she might be contagious. They hear the word virus and think it's airborne. She lives around older older people. In their mid eighties to over 90s. And she is elderly herself...she says they all have a hard time learning and understanding some things so this just makes it easier. Hmmmmmm....
She said she bought 2 shirts for under 50.00, had them made in a size larger so they fit over her other clothes she has on.. She's going back to get a light weight jacket like thing that zipes up the front...so she can just throw that on and not pull anything on over her head. (Gotta save that weekly hair do...lol) Now...I sorta like the jacket idea.
But honestly ..it broke my heart to think about
her having to think about
this during her sunset years. She just wants to live. She is funny and bright and has such a good heart. She doesn't want to offend anyone or be mean. She just wants to live her life...but now she feels so alone. Some of her friends and family members have died from Covid. Her call this morning made me incredibly sad. Thankfully she has all her shots and boosters. If there's a surge I am going to go get her and bring her here with me. She doesn't have anyone else.
My spouse would really like to get back to prepandemic days. Today he told me he's tired of wearing masks... AND... He really really wants to go to the neighborhood picnic in the new retirement place we bought. It's a small group. There will only be 50 to 75 people. He wants to start making friends so that when we transition it won't be too hard.
Panic attack here.... How would you guys handle it?
Post Edited (clo2014) : 5/16/2022 9:10:26 AM (GMT-6)