An apple a day…


We all know that phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” right?  The reason why I’m thinking of this right now is because I’m sick.  Not dying sick or sick like in awesome but the kind of sick where you have a stuffy nose, sore throat, phlegm type of coughing, fever and body aches kind of sick.


Back when I was in my teens and 20’s, getting sick wasn’t a big deal.  I would either shake it off or the duration would last at the most a couple of days.  I felt “invincible” with a super strong immune system to boot.  It gave me the ability to go out have fun and live with unabashed fear.

As I got into my 30’s, I noticed that I couldn’t quite shake off my cold or flu as fast and the length of days extended at least two more days; still felt “invincible” but cautious at the same time.

Now that I’m in my 40’s, that feeling of invincibility is nowhere to be found and “vulnerability” is the mindset that I now hold.

I can’t quite shake off an illness like I used to, the length of being under the weather feels like eons and my immune system is almost nonexistent.

No matter how much I intake liquids and ingest every know over-the-counter cold and flu medications, the process of recovery is moving at a snail’s pace.  I feel a slight trepidation on when I get into my 50’s, 60’s or even 70’s.

Why am I writing this when I’m sick you may ask?  The answer is simple…I have no freakin’ clue?!  Guess it’s my OCD kicking in or the writer in me feeling the need to be diligent and disciplined in having something to say each and every week. Yeah it’s stupid, but in the end I just gotta be me.  This week’s blog might not make any sense or be a complete waste of time but in my opinion, I fulfilled my quota for this week.  Now I’m off to pop more meds into my system and crash in bed for the next several hours.

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