Hi Sheryll, Thank you! Yes, I was born in '78. The first report on HIV/AIDS was published in 1981. My mom had a blood transfusion after she had me. That also scared me when I learned about it. Because what if?

Working in a hospital has always sounded terrifying to me but I think that's probably b/c of my OCD (the contamination and intrusive thinking elements). I have so much respect and appreciation for people who work in healthcare. Thank you for doing it when you did!

She, like your twins, was fine. In 1985, that would've been quite a scary procedure on so many levels. Wow. Sometimes denial is all we have in our wheelhouse.

If it feels aligned, I'd be interested to read the story about your twins' blood transfusion s.

Memoirist-in-progress. Writer down to my bone marrow. 14x top writer. Weird-ass sassafrass. https://aimeegramblin.medium.com/membership (affiliate link).