Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See

Whenever I get sick, my mother asks me the same thing: Why?

And it annoys the crap out of me every time. (It goes without saying that if I'm sick, I'm already crankypants to start with.) The last go around, I told her "well, a microorganism has invaded my body, and my immune response is staging a rousing defense. Thus, elevated temperature, increased mucosal secretions (resulting in post-nasal drip, i.e. sore throat), etc. etc." She amended, "I mean, what are your symptoms."

.........

I woke up this morning with that odd little tickle, like a nagging memory of something you've forgotten to do. I had to close my eyes and knit my brows together a little to figure it out: my throat did not.feel.right. Shit. Work is going to go to '11' next week, and as pretentious, ridiculous, and self-centered as it sounds - I don't have time to be sick right now.

I believe deeply in the power of the body to heal itself. Given the raw ingredients of water and sleep, it can work miracles. A lot of my "fighting off illness" measures are probably placebo effect - but if it works, who cares? Thus, I am guzzling Airborne® (mmm....pink grapefruit flavour!) and echinacea (which a friend calls Ganesha.)

Citrusy effervescence, meet elephant-headed god. Make me well.

5 comments:

Heather said...

Wait, they make Airborne in different flavors now? I stopped using it because the strange lime-y flavor always made me gag a little bit.

badmash said...

Hope that you feel better soon Maisnon. Crank up those fluids and vitamins!

And congrats on a whole year of blogging!

brimful said...

May I add to the list of placebos Emergen-C- raspberry flavour. Feel better babe!

A N N A said...

i LOVE airborne-- all flavors. may you heal soon! if not so that you may tolerate 11 o'clock nights then for ME: i need all the protection from fashion designers with body odor which you can muster! ;)

CM said...

I don't tell my mom when I get sick because she goes off on these rants about how all I ever do is eat at McDonald's and go out to clubs until 3 in the morning. I'm not sure where she gets these ideas (especially since I very rarely do either of these things), but she's convinced that fast food + clubbing causes every disease known to man, and that all the kids are doing it.