I couldn’t agree with that more! I have been sick for days now. It started with feeling cold even if the weather was perfectly fine and then some aching pains in my back. And two days ago, I had migraine attacks. I can take the backaches and the flu but no way will I be able to handle migraines. The headache which just won’t go away kills me. By the way, add to that tonsillitis. I did eat chocolates and a lot of dairy a couple of days back. In short, I’m having a hell of a time the past couple of nights. I couldn’t sleep well and I would usually wake up in the middle of the night and had to wake my grandma just to ask for some pain reliever.
I couldn’t concentrate on my work and I’m just being a little crappy because of all these misfortunes I have to go through. I’m not invincible after all. I’m easily irritated and pissed and I tend to shout at my siblings with just one mistake. That was really terrible. Also, I seem to have lost some appetite which is very unlike me but at least that’s one good effect of being sick. (I’ve been trying to go on a diet for the longest time but I just wasn’t able to really do it.) But the worst effect of being sick is that I cannot read at night (which I always do before I sleep) because when I do, my head would start to throb and I know I just cannot take that.
But tonight, I was able to read again after a couple of days off the bookshelves. In fact, I just finished reading Lee Iacocca’s autobiography (Truly, a great man!). I’ve also started reading Charle’s Schwab Guide to Financial Independence which I bought for only 10 pesos (around 22 cents) at Book Sale. What a good night it has been for me. All thanks for my six best friends, Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Ross and Joey. Oh yeah, I’ve been watching reruns of FRIENDS today and they just made my day. The show just never fails to crack me up even if I’ve watch it several times already.
And that’s why I say, laughter is the best medicine. I’ve taken up a lot of medicines and I worry whether my kidneys would be able to handle them. Those medicines were really helpful but it did not completely relieve me of the pain and the discomfort. Only after watching some of my favorite FRIENDS episodes did I feel so good and up again. The headaches’ gone and I’m very thankful for that. Although there’s still some hint of tonsillitis but a couple more meds would surely kill it off.
I’ve always believed that laughter is the best medicine but today, I have proven that it really is.