Friday, February 12, 2016
I've been attacked by a bug of some kind--cold or flu--and have spent the past three days trying to fight it off. Towards the afternoon yesterday, I began to feel almost human again; but then it hit me in the evening. This morning, I'm hoping for a better day. It's humbling to be laid up like this, deprived of the body's usual energy and forced to surrender helplessly to the symptoms. A good teaching, though, if I can bring myself to watch it rather than suffer from it... This, along with the lingering cluster headaches and the diagnosis of two cancerous skin blemishes that will require surgery, is yet another reminder of the body's vulnerability. Oh, and I still await the result of a chest CT scan--as a former smoker, I have reason to be concerned.