Sick Day

I am currently on my couch nursing something not so fun. Sinus pressure/pain, slight earache, headache, slight fever. Fun times! I was lucky enough to evade all illness for the entire fall and winter (check out this post for tactics on how I didn’t get sick). I almost evaded this one except that I accidentally used my husband’s toothbrush while he was sick last week. I’m sure the look of horror on my face when I pulled the toothbrush out of my mouth only to discover it wasn’t mine was priceless.


The culprit

I was able to evade it for a few days, it seemed to go away, and then came back with a vengeance yesterday. So I decided that given the fever and the fact that this was still lingering almost a week later, I was best off staying home and taking it easy. Plus, when you work at a healthcare facility, you shouldn’t go in with a fever (especially when you work at a cancer center). I could easily get someone with a weak immune system very ill.

I often crave eggs and toast when I’m sick so I compromised and made this for lunch.

Gluten free omelet, sweet potato, salad

I was finally able to finish the second, 950-page, small-type Game of Thrones book (A Clash of Kings) this morning before my hunger drove me from bed. I was hoping to get to the fourth book by the time season four aired, but the third book is even longer, so I don’t think that’s going to happen. Oh, well.

Since I watched American Hustle this morning (I thought it was just okay and way too long), I decided I should try to get something out of the day, so I’m now checking out some documentaries on my Netflix list. First up: National Geographic’s The Human Family Tree. You know one of the things I find most fascinating (not that this is news)? All people on Earth share 99.9% of their genetics. We only vary by 0.01%! So you and I nearly 100% the same! #yesimanerd

I should get back to the show so I can share some more nerdy facts with you on Friday! 😉 I’ll be drinking some freshly-brewed French press (to help with the headache), my friend Emergen-C, and choking down some generic Mucinex and Tylenol Sinus.

Sick day essentials

Questions: Do you have any tricks for staying healthy when everyone around you is sick? What do you crave when you’re sick? Have you seen any good movies lately?


2 thoughts on “Sick Day

  1. Hi Stephanie,
    My trick to fending off sickness. Being consistent with my nutrition, vitamins and activity/training helps keep me from being sick. Remembering NOT to do too much high intensity intervals during the winter where we are more prone to sickness. Plus, the stress on your system coupled with new strains of flu, can easily knock your immune system down.
    And then theirs that luck thing, ( not much of that here ).
    I think that’s about all you can do.

    Tune-up Stay Strong,
    U Steve

    • I think it was putting the (sick) husband’s toothbrush in my mouth that pretty much sealed my fate. That and having the air conditioning on at work the past week (obviously not my choice).

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