• The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taken My Germaphobia To New Levels

    2 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    When I was in middle school, my grandma was diagnosed with leukemia on Christmas Eve, and with her cancer also came a compromised immune system. My mom explained to me the importance of keeping germs away from her as much as possible during this time, because as I was told, what might be a minor cold to me could have devastating effects on her. Basically, I was instructed to be extra diligent about hand-washing, wearing a mask while her counts were low, and not touching my nose, mouth or eyes while I was in contact with her.
    As an anxious kid, I took those words to heart and started...
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