Yesterday I was excited that they could squeeze me in to get my teeth cleaned. It was almost a week since I'd had surgery, so I was ready to get something done. But I was jolted by the friendly office faces who didn't know my story. "Hi! How've you been?" Then I was handed an electronic tablet so I could update my records. I sat there in the comfy waiting area and stared down at the list of health conditions. These forms have always been easy. I fly through. But then I saw that word, Cancer, with a box beside it. I felt a lump in my throat as I clicked the box. This is now my health history forever. I was surprised how that numbed me. I felt a little sullen as I continued to answer more questions like, "Have you had any surgeries in the last 2 years... if yes... explain..."
But the good news is.... the dental chair felt soft and dreamy, with Food Network distracting me from above. "This is so easy." I told my gentle hygienist. I keep on my clothes and shoes and lay back... and you just clean my teeth."
Cancer to 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 17, 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!