I woke up this morning with a wicked sinus headache. You know the kind when the roof of your mouth and your teeth hurt? It was not fun. As I was blowing my nose, my son asked what was wrong. I told him I wasn’t feeling well and he mocked me. “Mom, how can you be sick when you are following this “lifestyle”???” (complete with air quotes and dripping sarcasm!) What sympathy!
He does have a point… I was a little disappointed that I was sick, considering all the healthy things I do. But then I remembered a music professor I had in college… Miss Kim, a little Asian woman who always said that illness was largely influenced by emotion. She spoke a lot of traditional Chinese medicine, and I know now that she was right on. (At the time, I’m sure I rolled my eyes.)
As you all know, the past several weeks have been tough. I’m tired. I’m overwhelmed. I’m super busy. I’m emotional. After reflecting on all that, I realized that it’s absolutely no surprise that I did get sick. I’m actually now surprised it took so long to happen. And you know I felt bad, when I felt so lousy that I considered calling the doctor… for an antibiotic! Nooo!
But then I looked at my work calendar and remembered that I had a meeting scheduled with the Head of HR who was in town. Oops! I quickly changed into work clothes, took some Mucinex-D, and headed into the office. The Mucinex did the trick and I didn’t have to resort to the antibiotic. (Whew.) I survived the day, came home to some extra-Vitamin-C juicing, and am feeling much better. We’ll see what tomorrow brings!
Sick Girl (2007) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1078931/