Sunday. November 6, 2016

Being Sick

You know, on average, there is less than a single day per year that I don’t have something wrong with me. Usually, I get over it pretty quickly and life goes on. Right now I’m dealing with some kind of throat infection that keeps lingering and getting worse. Who knows! Maybe it’s cancer. In any event, it’s really pissing me off.

So basically it’s a swollen lymph gland. Go ahead and google the damn thing. I’ll wait. Now I kinda had an earache too, and there was a soar throat with sinus drainage… But I cleared all that shit up already, and now that lymph node in my neck is still aching. If I move my head or touch it in the wrong way, it will send intense pain shooting through me. Oh joy!

So I’m taking antibiotics. Maybe that will take care of it? Usually those things work pretty quickly, but it’s been a few days, and I’m still not better. So maybe it’s the early stages of sepsis, and I’ll be dead before the next holiday… At least one can hope.

One good thing about a painful malady, is that you momentarily forget about all the other shit that your body has been annoying you about. Oh, my feet still hurt like they’ve been mercilessly beaten, but that doesn’t begin to be in my top ten concerns. My arthritis is probably still there, but my neck is just screamingly painful.

I don’t dare scream though. I don’t even want to talk. It hurts to move my jaw, or even swallow. (insert “that’s what she said” reference…) All I can do is take my medicine and wait. Wait while this damn thing steals more of what’s left of my life. I’m not getting any younger here!

So my dear, gentle reader, take heed. Avoid bad habits, get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water, get plenty of exercise, practice good hygiene, and eat nutritious meals every day. You’re still going to die, but at least you won’t be in my situation thinking that it was the lack of the aforementioned lifestyle that led to your demise.



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