Being Sick

For my whole life, I have been nearly immune to the common cold.  I might get a headache or a runny nose, but I don’t ever remember running a fever or being bedridden.  This sounds good, but I think being sick once in a while is a good thing.  An excuse to take the day off and just sit in bed and drink chicken soup.

Right now, I have a cough.  My head is fine, but my throat is lumpy and I feel slightly tired.  It doesn’t feel like I should stay home from work, but it doesn’t feel normal either.  It’s a bit harder to breathe.  Coughing doesn’t feel good at all.  Like itching a bug bite, it just makes it worse.

I am taking lots of placebo and it seems to be working.  I have throat lozenges and vitamin C.  Plus tic tacs.  Those help alot.  I have to believe in them though, or they lose their potency.

Maybe I should have stayed home anyway.  I deserve it, don’t I?  The only thing is all the meetings I have.  I feel like I am letting people down if I miss them.  Of course, the world continues to spin without me.  Maybe that, is the thing that bothers me.  It’s important to feel that you make a difference.

Sometimes I imagine what the world would be like without me. Either “It’s a Wonderful Life” style where I never existed or just that I disappeared one day.  One likes to think they would leave slews of devastated people behind.

Hmm.  Maybe this is a morbid topic, but I am sick.  Cut me some slack! 🙂

One Reply to “Being Sick”

  1. Stay HOME! It’s not just about you, it’s also about the people around you. Pushing through illness means that not only are you less productive, but then if your colleagues get your bug, so are they. So yes, you deserve it. And it’s better for everybody.

    I hope you feel better soon!

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