I’m ill… again

19 Dec

I know I’ve mentioned before that I never used to get ill. In 2012 I had not one cold. Not one. In the first half of 2013 I did not suffer so much as a sniffle. It’s something I’ve always been very proud of. Perhaps too proud.

Since the pizza of doom I have had five colds. It hasn’t even been five months yet. Now, that’s a record.

In fact, this time around I seem to have raised the bar with what I am pretty sure is tonsillitis. Lovely.

This morning I had to present to my whole agency. I’d put together a great presentation about how Christmas advertising evokes emotion, and how we can use some tricks of the trade from the big retailers for our everyday creative work. I was excited to present. But last night I got approximately one hour’s sleep. And I had to start my presentation with, “I’m sorry, I don’t usually sound like Barry White.”

So all afternoon I’ve been on the sofa trying to keep on track of what’s going on in the office. Tonight I find myself trying to sort out stuff with our New York office.

Excuse me while I moan, but this is not what Christmas is about!

All I want to do is lie down. And cuddle someone lovely.

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4 Responses to “I’m ill… again”

  1. jadedwildcat December 20, 2013 at 6:29 am #

    1) Sadness and depression, not to mention stress really tend to lower your immune system DRASTICALLY. If I was you, I’d start upping the water intake (even if you feel you’re drinking enough already) and start on some vitamin C at least, if not multivitamins. The really seem to be helping me, though now I have to find some wood to knock on in case I jinx myself.

    2) Have you heard from B at all?

    • aprileb December 20, 2013 at 6:56 am #

      Thanks, buddy. Good advice. I am going to the doctor this morning. Pretty sure I have tonsillitis. I’ve been up since 4am trying to catch up on yesterday’s work…ugh.

      Anyway, B. Well that is a curious one.

      I logged onto eharmony a couple of nights ago and he had just viewed my profile and sent me a message. This is kind of weird because we have been communicating through gmail and text for like a month. Even weirder, all the message said was, “Hello, April!” I did not respond. What would I say?

      I know he had Christmas party stuff on every night this week so I assume he was drunk. At least he was thinking of me, but I haven’t heard anything since.

      Thoughts?

      • jadedwildcat December 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

        Gah. Tonsillitis is nasty. I had mine removed when I was about 8 years old because it kept flaring up constantly. Not to wig you out or anything but I’ve heard it’s horrendous to go through that as an adult! Good luck, I hope you don’t require the surgery :O

        About B… jeez, that is totally weird. =\ I mean I’m sure anyone would be questioning him as to why he’d written on there instead of just texting but, perhaps you’re right and he was just drunk??
        If you still want to talk to him, I’d probably TEXT back and be like, Oh hey got your message on eHarmony – what’s up?
        Something like that to kinda indirectly remind him that you were texting before? Shrug.

        On the whole though, I’d say he doesn’t even sound like he’s that worth it though šŸ˜¦ Sorry. Just that you can tell right away when someone puts forth effort to like you and want to be with you and I’m just not getting that vibe from him!!!!!! I’m sure others would agree.
        Let us know what you wind up doing. x Hope you feel better…

  2. Tinkerbellknits December 20, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    I don’t know if its you’re kind of thing but how about giving reiki or something similar, a go. Having found myself to be ill for the last 3 weeks after my own rollercoaster with men, and tried 3 types of antibiotics I discovered it was all in my head, so to speak. I happened to book Reiki as a way to unwind and found that I was actually storing up a load of emotions which were making me physically ill. I’ve not actually resolved any of my issues but knowing its emotions causing me to be ill has helped me. It might help you relax and find peace within yourself. (I know I’m sounding all ‘peace and love’ now) šŸ™‚

    A good piece of advice I got was that we make our own happiness and you need to find a way of being happy within yourself.
    I totally get that being with a guy helps though!
    What’s your gut reaction to the message from B? Do you want to reply? If you do then you should even if its only a quick message. Don’t think just act. My new goal is to let my heart and impulse make decisions, coz making them with my head hasn’t helped me in the past.
    Sorry for a long message and sounding a bit preachy. I hope you find happiness for the holidays x x

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