It feels like a century since the last time I could take a deep breath without wheezing. I wonder sometimes if the way cold viruses affect me is different - do each of us get our own personal experience with the same virus? In me, it’s nearly always all nose and sinuses - I inherited the Robinson sinuses from my mother and she from HER mother, so we’re three generations of sinus infections waiting to happen. Along with the sinus congestion comes stupidity - I’m so fatigued, I can barely spell my own name. I miss my usual intelligence in ways I can’t describe to you until I get over this crud.
I’ve not done much of anything with my time - I think I read a couple of books today, and some essays out of one that’s going to take more brainpower to read. I turned the TV on a couple of times and browsed for something I could stand to watch. Put on a podcast and took a brief nap. Ate and ate some more - being sick makes me crave carbs, and since being sick also messes with my blood sugar badly enough that trying to track it will just confuse me, I’ve been giving my body what it craves. And I’ve been consuming chewable Airborne knock-offs at consistent intervals, giving my body extra vitamin C in the hope that it will actually help.
Kind of annoying me that this kicked in just as I was settling in to a late start on NaBloPoMo. No worries - I suppose I’ll just extend my Mo out as far as I need to in order to feel like I accomplished something.
How to play along
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