So having an autoimmune disorder causes you to pick up some habits that can be a bit absurd sometimes. I was never a germophobe and I still am not but I will say that during cold and flu season I am leading up to it you will be put on the do not call, write, email, or send telepathic thoughts list! Heck you may even be put in a bubble for thinking about my name for my safety and yours! When I first got diagnosed with MG I was hospitalized 3 times just because others had a cold or the flu.
People and DOCTORS were like just get the flu shot and I was like yea sure while in in the hospital give it to me…it resulted in me being put immediately in the ICU. A similar result happened a few years back before MG and 10 years before that with my first flu shot before (sans flu) had a bad reaction. Their thought then was that it was in my system for a few days ( as viruses are known to be) and I just started showing symptoms. However, after 3 failed attempts my doctors are finally realizing that this is likely not the case.
So when we get close to this time, yes I am looking at you all like I have an Aeon Flux Eye scrutinizing if you have allergies, a simple runny nose from the cold, or if you are indeed CONTAGION 1 and ENEMY OF THE (CHRIS)TOCRACY (ME) as my name is Chris, LOL.
I apologize now for my craziness but unless you want to pay my hospital bills by being wrong and getting me sick, I just don’t trust your sniffles, LOL. I quarantine my husband and kick him out of the room and masks are worn by him until he is better along with intensive cold/flu meds. We cannot afford to be sick because I have enough medical bills, needless ones for this sort of thing are ridiculous so I when you sneeze and I block with a Heisman pose stiff arm you, mask myself in my shirt and bolt for the door, it’s all in love because it was thought at the time to be an act of life or death, LOL!