I am excruciatingly bad at being sick. My brain cannot comprehend that my body can be felled by a microscopic virus turning pirouettes among my cells.

To be more accurate: I’m bad at being mildly ill. The under the weather when the symptoms are fatigue and chills but lack a fever or gastrointestinal distress.

I’m sternest with myself when I am this kind of sick. It’s the only way to get myself to stay in the chair drinking water and not “powering through” because it’s “not that bad.”

Get a flu shot. Mine is keeping me in mild discomfort and tired. Beats the pants off the alternatives.

Published by Caroline Mitchell Carrico

I am a writer, mom, and museum enthusiast in Memphis. Also a fan of reading all the words, cooking all the vegetables, and watching all my kids' soccer games.

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