I now know that this cold feeling I feel is there to keep me, and others safe
My brother was always in and out of the hospital when we were growing up. Maybe that’s why I hate hospitals so much. They bring back memories of worry and sickness. My brother has recovered and moved on with his life but now, even as an adult, I feel a chill up my spine whenever I walk through the hospital doors. I might be just getting blood drawn but I get goosebumps and feel erie as soon as those doors close. I thought it was a psychological thing until I was talking to a friend about it. She’s a nurse and she said that this chilly feeling I feel is not all in my head. She said there are strong air conditioners that the hospitals use near the door. The air conditioners keep the germs down and they are also part of a negative pressure system that works to blow the air out of the door so that outside air cannot enter the building. Of course, they do have strong air purification systems that also work to keep the germs and dust at minimum. Now I finally understand where I get goosebumps whenever I enter hospital. It turns out that it’s not just me, it’s actually their HVAC system blowing on me. This give me a little bit of solace. I now know that this cold feeling I feel is there to keep me, and others safe. I guess I’m not mentally ill after all. I just wish I had known about the hospital’s air conditioning system earlier. It would have saved me a lot of worry.