Sorry for the silence.  I am at home in bed with a fever – I haven’t had a fever since I was a kid.  Not fun.  Not fun at all. 

In undergrad, I think I had a much harder time getting tests and exams deferred when I was LEGITIMATELY sick becasue I never had a fever, and I only rarely had swollen glands.  I think the doctors at  the student health center thought I was full of shit.  But then again, maybe that was my own interpretation becasue I was vividly aware I never had the classical fever, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands-type of colds.  Instead I had the achy, sore throat, congestion, earache-type of cold.   Still not fun.  But also not as obviously symptomatic as the fever-crowd. 

Having said all that, I think it is important to note that despite my feverish condition, I still feel incredibly lucky that my health is generally good.  There are millions of people around the world who are not so fortunate for a multitude of reasons.  It is often easy to lose sight of our luxuries…


image courtesy of Glamour Magazine


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