Let’s talk about #MySpooms and being “muggle sick.”
In the Harry Potter universe it’s a kind of mean term for non-magical folk.
And “regular people sick” is awkward for conversation.
We may have weakened immune systems, are easily dehydrated, have trouble breathing or have conditions potentially triggers by fever.
The cancer is still there it’s just not bad enough for our systems to beat the risk of treatment.
You have no idea how irritating that is.
Now I have to find money for medicines or beg for help. I can’t afford to “tough it out.”
- I’ll run out of my inhaler sooner
- I can’t even work ten hours a week
- So I’ll have even less money 💵
- I am afford fewer prescriptions which can make me more sick
- Which can easily snowball into more hospital or doctor visits
Could you afford to have a cold or flu knock out a quarter of your year?
With a great support system, being muggle sick can be.. ok not great. But definitely less bad!
Do whatever you can to double-down on self care and spoonie care to shorten how long you are symptomatic as much as you can.
Pushing yourself will nearly always end in disaster. Longer suck time, increased downtime.
That might be the cost.