Friday, August 05, 2016


I felt a little uncomfortable at the chemotherapy education session at the hospital last week. I mean, it WAS my day off, so if I wanted to wear denim shorts and my Deadpool t-shirt, why not? I was also rocking my blinged-out skull and crossbone earrings.

When I arrived in the conference room and saw the other attendees, I had to hide a wince. Most were wearing business casual clothing. The others were in scrubs because they were coming off shift.

I felt like I stood out like a sore thumb. Then, as we progressed through the presentation, I came to a realization. Chemotherapy is poison. So my awesome earrings were totally appropriate. And Deadpool? Man, he became a super...hero (?) because he was dying of cancer and desperate for a cure! How perfect was my t-shirt after all!

So I stopped worrying about it and absorbed all the info. Besides, who cares what other people think, right?


On a Wing and a Whim said...

You know, if I ended up in chemo, I'd be thrilled to see a nurse with deadpool scrubs, or skull & crossbones earrings. That is _exactly_ when I most want some gallows humour!

Old NFO said...

Gallows humor IS good... :-)

Anonymous said...

I was always taught to dress one "notch" better then I thought the occasion warranted. That way you are never underdressed.
I really think you should care about what other people think. It's amazing how long some folks memories are.
I've been a nurse for 16 years; ER for 10 and oncology for 6. Now into the clip board nurse thing; case management. You would be shocked at how the suit and ties remember people that don't quite "fit the mold". Sorry to pee on your parade; just trying to be helpful from an old codgers perspective.