Regular Sick

The other day, it occurred to me how long it had been since I’d just been sick. Regular sick, not COVID sick. I’m sure I’ve had a few off days now and then over the past couple of years, but by and large the number of sick days I’ve had to use are much less than they’ve typically been. (All of that mask wearing doesn’t just help for COVID, ya know?)

In any case, I almost kind of missed being sick. Lying in bed. Watching movies. Reading books. Being sick was a lot of fun, wasn’t it?

Of course, this is just a case study that shows how easy it is to forget bad things and focus on the good. I suppose that’s a nice trait to have for the long term, but for the short term, it’s just helped me to remember why being sick is not, in fact, “fun.”

MC came down with a cold last week. Maybe more than a cold: coughing, sneezing, and generally not feeling well. We tested, and it wasn’t COVID, so there’s that at least. For the first while, it seemed like we’d avoided having anyone else get it. Then I got sick Sunday afternoon, and Daniela got sick yesterday.

Thankfully, it looks like both of our cases are less severe, since MC is still home sick. I stayed home today and yesterday. Pre-COVID, I likely would have gone to work today, even feeling sick. Now? I’m much more cognizant of germs, and I try to do my best not to share them.

And besides: it’s fun to be sick, right?


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