Maybe it's because I stay reasonably fit, or perhaps it's due to my hermit-like work environment, or it could be that one of your gods just likes me, but for some reason I rarely get sick. Today I'm all sniffly though. :(
The last time I was Oh-My-God-I'm-Sick sick was years ago. Late one night an illness came on suddenly, and a toilet was required immediately. I recall stumbling to the toilet and being unable to decide which orifice was going to require its services first (answer: bottom). After giving each orifice a generous turn, I got up, became light-headed and literally crashed around the bathroom. In my dazed state, I was unable to figure out why I kept falling, so I kept getting back up and immediately toppling over again. I played this game a few times, crashing into the shower stall, the cabinets, and of course the floor, and then eventually realized that gravity was implacable so I aimed my ricochets out of the hard and pointy bathroom and bounced into the soft and carpeted living room where I collapsed for a nap.
Today I'm not enjoying that kind of slapstick sickness, instead I'm just a little under the weather. This is the type of sickness that will just go away by itself in a couple days. I'm a big proponent of letting symptoms just work themselves out. so I'll rarely take any medicine for a low fever, or runny nose, or similar annoyances. I figure those symptoms are my body's way of fighting the germies.
I'll deviate from this system if the symptoms prevent me from sleeping well, or if I need to feel well for a few hours. Today, since I was going to be visiting my parents, and I didn't want to spend that time sniffling and blowing my nose, I popped a DayQuil.
As near as I can tell, my body saved up all the snot it was going to expel during those 4-6 hours because this evening my nose has been a virtual faucet. It's like there's a snot brigade in my head, furiously fighting an imaginary fire with the power of mucus.
And, yes, I know that this is a ridiculously trivial thing to complain about, but this blog is where I put my ridiculously trivial things to complain about. In fact, my snotty nose is to actual suffering as running into a garbage can is to an emergency.