14 November 2006

On Being Ill

I had not planned to completely stop posting things around here, but in the middle of last week I began to get a fever, and that fever steadily progressed into the full-blown flu by the weekend, causing me to be able to do little other than moan and sleep. Today is the first day in the past five when I have been able to function at, if not full capacity, at least something resembling it.

I haven't been this sick in many years, and it was a bizarre, agonizing experience to be completely unable to do anything I wanted or needed to do at a particularly busy time of life. I tend to want to pretend I do not have a body, or at least that it doesn't have much control over the "real" me, but now and then that body does something to remind all the me's, real and imaginary, that it is, indeed, in charge.

In any case, this is not a plea for sympathy -- I'm fine, and millions and millions of people suffer through worse every day -- but merely a note to say that I expect things will be returning to their regularly unscheduled, erratic pace from now on.

4 comments:

  1. Were you at WFC in Austin? It seems everyone came home sick.

    http://www.garywassner.com

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  2. No, I wasn't at WFC this year, alas. I think this is the result of returning to teaching after a year's sabbatical -- my immune system had begun to relax after having become pretty strong over 7 years of teaching.

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  3. Fine, no sympathy. Just: GET BETTER.

    Okay? Okay.

    - Hannah

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  4. While recognizing that you are not sympathy-fishing, I am still glad to hear you're at least marginally better.

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