A Sick Day Forces Me to My Bed All Day Saturday

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Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs in Love (2016)

Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs in Love (2016)

I don’t take that many sick days, usually about one or two every year.  Today it’s a Saturday and I’ve resigned myself to just let myself be sick, though it makes me feel totally disconnected with the rest of the world.

There is something about spending the whole day in bed while outside, the sun shines, people drive by, and life goes on.  I have a hard time accepting that I just have to lie in bed, drink fluids and let the vaporizers do their magic.  One blessing that I have in my corner is Mary, who has been here helping me and instructing me about I should be eating, drinking and doing throughout my time in sick bay. I truly appreciate her firm hand on the tiller….she knows what to do better than I do and I think she’s speeded up my recovery with her admonitions to stay in bed.

I’ve had a terrible hacking cold, with deep coughs, and many of my friends say they’ve had a similar ailment.  This is the time of year when that happens.  Still I can’t really adjust to this….I feel out of sorts, and since I have spent so much time lying in bed, it makes me feel like the world is passing me by.

So far I have binged watched five episodes of a series called “Love”  on Netflix, about people who work on movie sets and the angst and troubles that love presents for them as they navigate their worlds. The only reason I stopped was because I got to episode 10 and found there were no more left to watch.

Then I switched to a movie called “The Overnight,” where an LA couple meets another couple with a similar aged son and they go to dinner at their house. Then it becomes a sleep-over as their inner lives and lies reveal themselves. It’s a well made movie, with Adam Scott, the actor who was in The Office, and Taylor Schilling, who played Piper in Orange Is the New Black, and Jason Schwartzman.

Not sure what’s up next–I’ve been to the dump, walked to the post office, and now Mary is going to the grocery store without me. I’ll get used to this, but I hope tomorrow I am up and out of this bed.

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Max Hartshorne
Max Hartshorne has been the editor of the GoNOMAD.com travel website since 2002. Over the past decade, he has had the privilege of working with writers and publishing travel articles about nearly every country in the world. He has also been a consistent world traveler, writing hundreds of his own travel stories and posting daily blogs from the 10 or more yearly international trips he takes around the world.

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