Usually there is a certain dynamic in my household when it comes to illness. One of us is sick, the other is sympathetic, and
things end up working out. Now that balance has been thrown off completely and our life is chaotic.
Some time during the Thanksgiving Holiday my wife and I came in to contact with someone that was sick. Well, maybe that isn’t so
true… possibly my wife came in to contact with someone that was sick and now we are both sick. Either way we are now both miserable and the toughest part of this whole thing is that there isn’t one healthy person to baby the sick person. I’m tellling you this is just unnatural.
Sunday started out normal. We had arrived home from Northern California the night before and my poor wife was beginning to suffer. Sore throat, congested sinuses, slight fever… the unholy trinity of suffering. Instantly I moved in to sympathetic husband mode and was ready to cater to my wifes every need.
Monday started out miserable. I awoke to that familiar feeling in my head, that dreaded feeling you never want to feel, that feeling
that my head was filled with lead. Actually, not just filled with lead but expanding lead. My sinuses felt as though they were filled
with sticky sand paper and the sticky part was wanting to escape. There was no getting around it, I was sick too.
With all this in mind you have to realize that we are completely lost now. Both of us are sick at the same time and we don’t know what the heck to do for one another. Neither of us wants to do anything because of the miserable symptoms we are having to endure, let alone do anything for one another. A very careful balance has now been thrown off completely and my wife and I are walking around completely lost and confused.
Would someone get me some soup?