The Glass is Half Full
The Unwinding of the Miracle


I’m usually pretty healthy. I eat well (except for maybe a little too much coffee ice cream). I get a flu shot every year, and I wash my hands at all the right times.  Except for a knee replacement twelve years ago and an emergency appendectomy, I don’t recall ever taking a sick day at work.  In the last couple of months, I sailed through surgery and radiation with no down time whatsoever.

So when I thought I might be coming down with a cold the other day, I took whatever I usually take for oncoming colds, grabbed a handful of tissues and walked two miles with a friend. Since then, I’ve barely been able to get off the sofa.

To all you cold sufferers out there:  I feel your pain. 


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Bless you!! Hope you feel better soon.

Paul Albert

I hope you are feeling better. Colds are such a downer. Yet there is some social pressure not to complain about them. So when sick with a cold I can end up feeling very alone with my temporary misery.

It would be helpful in confronting this norm if you gave frequent updates about how you are doing, mentally and physically. Enjoy the support. This could give others permission to do the same.

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