I have a long list of “greatest fear” blog posts, the purpose of which is to poke fun at myself for my odd paranoias (and to see if anyone else can relate). Today’s post is a little different, though, because it’s a very real concern.
It started a few weeks ago when I read an article about how some people are avoiding trips to the hospital even when they should go to the hospital. I don’t think that anyone wants to go to the hospital at any time, but during a pandemic, the last place I want to go is the place that’s filled with sick people.
The humor in this fear is that I’m wary of certain things that I normally wouldn’t think twice about. Things like falling down the stairs, pulling out a tooth while chewing on a caramel, or cutting off a finger while slicing bread. I never want those things to happen, but now I actively think about them.
Has anything like this occurred to you during the pandemic? Are you more likely to avoid a trip to the hospital than in normal times?