On being sick…

Its nearly 2:00 am, and I’m sitting here in front of the computer. I have a cup of Neo Citran in one hand, and a tissue in the other. Occasionally I put them down so I can type. I have a cold, and its keeping me awake.

I feel miserable. My throat is sore, I’m stuffed up, and I have that achey/feverish feeling. Its been 24 hours since this started, and I really wish it would finish up and go away. But no, it lingers on.

What is the evolutionary advantage of feeling like crap when you are sick? I can see feeling ill after you eat the wrong stuff- you can learn to associate bad foods with feeling bad. But what good does feeling ill after catching some virus do? It must have seemed like random punishment from the Gods to early man. It still sort of feels like that to me today.

I’m feeling sorry for myself. I’m quite well aware of the fact that some people have real problems, and I should feel glad for the fact that something as minor as a headcold seems so bad to me. But what I really want right now is to get some sleep and wake up feeling better. Stupid virus….

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