I don't feel like every stranger in the world needs to know my gloomy business. But recently I had 2 encounters that surprised me.
Yesterday, I headed out of the house for the first time alone since surgery. In a shop, I spoke with a woman wearing a hijab. She was young and beautiful and a wonderful reminder that hair isn't everything... in case I have chemo. I was in good spirits to be out and I had no intention of talking about my medical situation. But somehow, the word surgery came into our conversation. I saw the young woman's face drop. She so innocently asked if I was okay. She wanted to know what was wrong. Her eyes welled up in tears when I told her. She reached for my hand, "You're going to be okay." Then she reached over and hugged me the most non-awkward hug I've ever received from a stranger and added, "I'll pray for you." We both laughed when I had to fan my eyes. Her strong reaction could have been annoying, but her sincerity touched and surprised me.
Cancer - Covid
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.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!