Sometimes sick happens. And then you are thankful for the normal crap sick that you have to deal with most days.
My face had swollen up and then my neck, and yes previous to this both my ears were in pain. Here is the thing if most days you stay at home and you don’t talk to anyone else for a few days, it is harder to tell if you can’t really talk at all. That’s what happened to me over the weekend.
Yes my neck really looked swollen and so did my face. And yes my ears hurt a lot more than usual, but I knew that if I went into the doctor they wouldn’t do anything to fix it, because there isn’t anything they can do about a head cold.
This is not at all surprising, considering three things: 1) I have gone through several death and/or death anniversaries recently and I always find them very difficult. 2) I often get sick around the changing of the seasons. 3) It has been colder sooner this year and I have often felt cold and been breathing in cold air while in bed, as some comes in through my a/c during the overnights and eventually I usually get sick.
So on Saturday I finally realized that my neck was very swollen. I have been wearing my hair longer and it was often on both sides of my face when I was looking into the bathroom mirror and so it was partially obscured, but when I pulled the hair aside, I really was shocked and started to treat my head cold. Then I started paying attention to how bad I was really feeling. And treating the symptoms. That helps a lot. Slowly getting better. So, good and healing thoughts to us all.