Jennifer Lyon

Tuesday, March 26th, 2024
Rambling Wednesday

Tuesday was a long day. Wizard went with me to discuss test results with my ENT, where we learned I need more tests :-) There’s nothing more to report, except right now I’m fine, and my ENT is very engaged and doing what needs to be done. So we can shake off that subject and move on to a subject that recently caught my attention.

In my defense, I was on hold for two hours last Friday (not kidding, it was that long!) to sort out the usual tangled bureaucratic issues so I can get my Humira.  I got it resolved! But while stuck on hold, I decided to go on the social media alternate universe formerly known as Twitter, where I fell down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories regarding Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales. I don’t know the correct formal address for her, but most of you know who I mean.

Whoa, there’s serious crazy brewing down that rabbit hole!

For context, I’m a U.S. resident and have no stake in the British Monarchy. I liked to read about Diana in the old days, and these days enjoy occasional pictures and articles about Kate and her kids. I don’t know her, have no idea who she truly is as a person, but like her public persona. That’s it, that’s my interest. Then I heard she had major surgery, disappeared for a few months, and now she revealed she has cancer.

And the world lost it’s mind, as well as it’s manners, and compassion, in response. I think the palace, or whoever is the PR for that group did a poor job, but even so…to make the terrible accusations has me shaking my head. I’ll even say, sure, some of the pictures had me raising my eyebrows, but I don’t leap to crimes having been committed, bodies hidden, and AI used to cover it up. I don’t think even soap opera writers can come up with some of the wild plot lines I read. What makes me the saddest is near as I can tell, Kate is the most relatable of the Monarchy, and yet, the people behind all these conspiracy theories can’t seem to remember she’s a human being with three children. Could we maybe use a little discretion? Especially after she told the world she has cancer? Or do we just automatically accuse her of lying to cover it up and make ourselves feel better for the things we said before that revelation?

I think that’s what bugs me the most. The blind cruelty in the name of getting some kind of attention or clicks.

At this point, I wish her well and hope she recovers as I would for anyone struggling with cancer or any serious health issues. I especially hope for the best for her kids.

What do you think?

2 comments to “Rambling Wednesday”

  1. Viki S.
    March 27th, 2024 at 2:21 pm · Link

    So more tests. I hope they are non-invasive and can be done soon so that a plan of attack can get underway ASAP.

    I’m a news junkie so I was aware of all the crap on Kate. Right off the bat I got ticked off. I figured it was cancer and was so annoyed that people and the MSM wouldn’t give her peace. You’re right. They all want clicks and ratings to hell with the person. Having been there, I was 42 with small kids too, I didn’t tell anyone. It was a private matter. I also didn’t wan to bother people with my problems. We all have our own crosses to bear.

    I feel for her and the kids.

    That’s my take.

    Sure hope your day is going well. Take care.

  2. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    March 27th, 2024 at 6:43 pm · Link

    Viki, one test is easy and one requires anesthesia but shouldn’t be very invasive. I’ll talk more about it all later. Right now, there’s just nothing to tell :-)

    I knew you’d had cancer, but I’m really sorry you went through that. I can’t pretend to know how scary that is. The good news is you’re still here and living your life! If not telling people was your choice, then I totally respect that. My brother in law kept his quiet, and chose who he wished to tell along the way. We always respected his choices, as we all should. Medical privacy is not valued enough.

    For Kate and her family, it’s so sad. I know they are public people, but health struggles should be handled by media and people in general with restraint and compassion. Again, I don’t know her, but I feel for anyone suffering from cancer, or any other medical condition.

    My day has been good and hope yours has too!

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