Wednesday, December 10, 2003

In Sickness

I never thought I'd say this, but I'm so glad that I'm having cold symptoms... because they are SO much better than Flu symptoms. Basically, I've been debilitated for the past two days with some "mystery illness" typical of dormitories (I swear I got this from my Stanford friends this Friday). Anyways, to make a long story short, it's finally devolving into a normal cold + bronchitus-like symptoms which is a good improvement.

I have to say though, one lesson I learned: If you have a friend, boy/girlfriend, husband/wife, family member, etc. who's sick, go look after them. It makes an unbelievably big difference. When I was half-delirious and semi-dying Sunday night and no one was around to help me find a thermometer or get medicine (no, not even Mommy), I was reduced to stumbling around looking for stuff only to find out all my medicine had expired. So then I had to get in my car, hope there was no one else on the road (there wasn't thank goodness) and "drive" my way over to Safeway at 2am in my PJs, buy some 7up, apples, and TheraFlu, drive back, heat up water, mix in the medicine, and drink it. By the time I had fixed myself, it was 4am and I was really really sad.

Anyways, that's the end of my public service announcement. Please resume your lives.... now.