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Still Sick [Dec. 15th, 2008|11:17 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Still coughing, still feeling like crap.

When I was a kid, I wasn't officially sick unless I had a fever. (I suspect this rule had some exceptions, but I don't remember them.)

Thus, after having virtue pounded into me (albeit unwillingly) throughout my childhood, I strove, during most of my young adult and medium-decaf adult life, to bravely WORK THROUGH IT.

Now that everything creaks a little, I'm a big wimp. I just hide in bed, baby myself, and whine a lot. Also, studies have shown that going into the world even when slightly ill puts everyone you meet at risk for catching the bug, so I feel differently virtuous, rather than lazy.

I think I like it better this way.
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From: moria923
2008-12-15 04:45 pm (UTC)
I'm the same way: I completely baby myself when I'm sick. If I don't, I seem to get a cough that just won't go away. During Rimers of Eldritch, I got sick and had to go in and play my part anyway, of course. I finally got rid of the cough last week.
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[User Picture]From: liralen
2008-12-15 06:37 pm (UTC)
THat is a much better way of thinking about it.
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[User Picture]From: foomf
2008-12-15 08:28 pm (UTC)
This "virtue" seems to be common among people who either had no option (illness + farm = do it anyway, cows can't wait to be milked) or who were disgustingly healthy and thus intolerant of anyone else's "weakness" ... sort of an arrogance-powered Moral High Horse, good old Puritan thinking.

I prefer the virtue of not sickening other people (and my coworkers also prefer me not giving them plagues that I pick up.)
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[User Picture]From: muffyjo
2008-12-15 08:54 pm (UTC)
Let me know if you need chicken soup or want to talk through the window or something. :)
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[User Picture]From: wonderreader
2008-12-16 03:37 am (UTC)

still sick

OK - even without a fever you still get a lot of "poor baby's". I find that I am much less work through it and much more "virtuous" about not passing on a bug than I used ot be. Hope you and the BF feel better soon
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