No gym this morning because I woke up with a pounding sinus headache. One side of my face is feeling a lot of pressure today.
I don't know what is going on with my immune system this year. For the past 10 years or so, I have hardly been sick. Jason has had a couple of severe colds since we met 4 years ago and I've had no problem getting close to him and taking care of him because I never caught anything. When I was younger I was a mess of bronchitis and regular bouts of strep throat (I had strep 7 times one year!). I have just assumed that I got out all my being sick when I was little and now I'm immune to everything.
Only this year that has not been the case. Let us review:
- In February I got the flu, which not only pulled me out of work for 2 1/2 days (unheard of!), but led to a cough severe enough to crack a rib, putting me out of commission for several weeks.
- In August I got bronchitis, which derailed my workout momentum and made hiking an absolute misery. Finally recovered enough lung capacity to work out sometime in September.
- Tuesday morning I woke up with that soreish feeling in the back of my throat that I implicitly know is the precursor to sickness. I've been in denial as I've been blowing my nose for the past few days, and except for the headache and pressure this morning, it hasn't been too bad. I'm hoping the strength of positive thinking will keep this cold from taking hold.