It's safe to say that I don't remember the last time I was sick. I mean "real people" sick. Cold and/or flu. I have gone a number of years with nary a sniffle here and there. Compared to my younger years when I would catch everything that went around even if someone sneezed a street over. I felt lucky and privileged. I thought I must have been doing something right. Eating healthy and exercising maybe. I've gone year to year afraid to even mention the words "I haven't been sick in a long time".
I think the "knocking on wood" thing is utterly ridiculous. I remember when I was travelling in India and made that statement followed up by a knock on wood. The very next day I fell quite ill with what can only be described as "what happens in India to everybody". Needless to say, since then I have completely lost faith in that knocking myth.
Well, I am fully aware that it would eventually be MY turn. Can't escape it forever. It's just that I started last year on a bad note and it turned out to be one of the worst years of my life to date. Starting this one out sick when I haven't been sick in many years just fills me with a sense of dread. Like a bad omen.
I know, I should look on the bright side and say "At least I'm getting it over with now." Except those who know me know I am painfully stubborn when it comes to that elusive "bright" side.
So, I've been feeling like arse and can't quite figure out if it's a cold or flu. My BG's have been quite agreeable which makes me think cold. However no full-on cold symptoms. It feels like I'm sitting on the fence. Kinda feel achey and flu'ish. Kinda feel stuffy and cold'ish. It's persisted for 4 straight days now with very little change.
Stay tuned: Will I fall into snot-land? fever-land? or eek by and sneak into healthy-land?
Yeah, I'm being an idiot. But I am amused and that's all that matters.
On that note, dear old NyQuil has been helping me sleep. Who can possibly forget Dennis Leary's NyQuil bit? I couldn't find a video with just the NyQuil part so this will have to do, I apologize to those who might be offended by bad language. Wait-a-minute, no I'm not. But it's Dennis Leary:
NyQuil NyQuil NyQuil, We love you, You giant fucking Q!