Each person has their own thought, feeling, choice and opinion about the vaccine and whether to wear a mask or not in public. I am sharing in my non-debatable blog what I choose to do and my own reasons for doing so.
I wear a mask because it is essential to protect my health and the health of others. Therefore, to love my neighbors as myself I choose to wear a mask, to practice social distancing and follow all guidelines of the CDC.
I have several medical conditions and a compromise immune system; and I have no doubt others have underlying medical conditions but are not aware of them.
Had I not been hospitalized in 2016 for another condition, I would not have known I had Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 2. I was NOT informed of this condition while hospitalized. Instead, I discovered diagnosis when I accessed my online medical record.
Had I not been referred to a hematologist/oncologist in 2008, I would not have known I had Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS). MGUS is a condition in which an abnormal protein known as monoclonal protein, or M protein, is in the blood. Therefore, I have scheduled quarterly lab and doctor’s appointments at the Cancer Center.
MGUS is usually detected by chance when you have a blood test for another condition. Some people with MGUS go on to develop certain types of blood cancers or other serious diseases such as: Light Chain Amyloidosis, Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma.
Regardless, I am thankful to GOD for allowing mankind the technological and medical knowledge and advancements to care for the Temple of the Holy Spirit.
I had a minor procedure this week that resulted in the discovery of two polyps and another condition. Lord willing, I get results on August 4th when I see my hematologist/oncologist.
Someone once asked me why do I publicly share my health conditions. I told the person my blog was originally started as an outlet for me because I was dealing with many health issues. But once I got over my pity party, I understand that others might not be as vigilant when it comes to their own health, or health care, or some might be unware of underlying conditions having no symptoms in early stages.
I share for awareness in hope of encouraging others to be their own health care advocate. However, I was later inspired to incorporate the Gospel of Jesus.
I still take my health and the health of others in consideration even thought I am fully vaccinated.