Today I had a double health outing. I had my teeth cleaned and I got a flu shot. I know teeth cleaning may not be essential, but my teeth NEED cleaning every 6 months, no matter how hard I work on them at home. I was eager to have my teeth cleaned today. I was curious how different things would seem, at my first pandemic appointment.
Would I recognize my hygienist in her gear? I've heard about all the PPE the dental workers must wear now. Some offices are charging extra fees, to cover those costs.
I wore my mask into the building and had my temperature taken. Then everything felt pretty much the same. My hygienist entered in a mask, but I'm used to seeing staff in masks. When she put on a shield that didn't even seem odd. Maybe she's worn one before? But it did feel strange to suddenly open my unmasked mouth, to her hands.
Then it was the same old thing... carrying on a conversation with my masked hygienist, while her hands were in my mouth. But my teeth are clean now and they feel wonderful.
Walgreens for Flu Shot
I decided to make it an extra fun day and headed straight to Walgreens for a flu shot.
I had my temperature taken and went into a little room, where I studied the "Triangle of Safety" sign.
"What does that actually mean?" I asked the young woman giving me a shot. She mumbled something behind her mask. She clearly did not want to make small talk in that small room. That makes sense.
I walked out of Walgreens, feeling extra good. Clean teeth and hopefully no flu, as I move into this pandemic fall season.
I passed the trash can and noticed a sign that needed no interpretation. I guess I'm not the only person who has been annoyed to discover trashed masks and gloves in parking lots.
Sadly the people who do that, probably don't care about signs.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!