Several family members were ill on Christmas… Some running fevers, others running noses & all looking pretty sad.
My Memaw is a health nut & constantly on everyone’s case about their own health. So this was her opportunity to platform the issue:
“MAYBE if you all ate better, you wouldn’t GET sick!”
So, on Christmas Eve I sat next to the health nut & made the decision to back her declaring, this was the “WELL SECTION” & all germy-heads needed to keep their distance. As I looked around the room at watery eyes & flushed faces, I decided to take it a step further & use this opportunity to star as the healthy one – FOR ONCE – and brag about my own immune system.
So there I go… talking about how I have built this superman immunity to all germs, in working with immunosuppressed patients for a living…being exposed to illness nonstop & never getting sick…feeling happy to finally have a leg up on everyone else in the health department.
You would think these people who didn’t feel well would lay into me, but they didn’t (which was a little odd). I guess they really were sick.
It’s been 5 days since this very bold declaration & you want to know what I’ve been up to? Blowing my nose, coughing like some veteran cigarette smoker (sounding like one too) & downing so many Rx’s I now think of myself as a med-head.
I guess that’s what I get. Never again. And I’m off for more cough drops, I can barely get through this.