Thursday, December 24, 2009
On Being Sick
There a special place in the sickness kingdom for the stomach flu. When you have a cold, you can still function, you're just achy. When you have the regular flu, you're flat on your back because of the fever. The stomach flu is unique in that you have nausea, and aches, but no fever and hence no way to gauge when you're coming out of it. You keep having to test the waters, and hope they don't come back up again. No need to belabor the point. The best way to approach the stomach flu is to acknowledge this is G-d way of saying "stay in bed, watch a movie." Done.