My Life as a Wraith
So where have I been? Paying for my foolish arrogance in not getting the flu shot. It’s been quite the fascinating experience, as I have not been this ill since the nineties. It whacked me out completely for over a week, and I am now slowly starting to resume some semblance of humanity.
It’s not much fun being a wraith, although the dreams were remarkably vivid. At one point I was convinced that I was an alien with some sort of mission to save humanity. My family and friends will probably not argue too much with my characterisation as an alien, but unfortunately I can’t remember what the mission was. Humanity will just have to do without my remarkable powers.
I am actually quite proud of myself for not taking any fever-reducing medications, especially in the light of research suggesting that’s a really bad idea when you have the flu. I did have some very serious conversations with my killer t-cells, a la David Wood, who apparently deals with all of his illnesses by communing with his inner white knights, as he calls them. I can’t say whether focusing my encouragement on those particular lymphocytes made any difference to their function, but I did get better, and who am I to say it didn’t help?
It’s particularly ironic that this illness struck me two days after I had a wonderful time speaking at MoMondays Winnipeg. I will be writing another blog post about that – I was definitely not a wraith that evening. In the meantime, if you are local to me, let me encourage you to hit that link and get your tickets for February 17 – MoMondays are ALWAYS sold out.
So, now that you are completely convinced that I am out of my gourd, I am pleased to report that I have not received any communication from the mother ship in over a week, and I am slowly starting to resume my usual activities. I am very grateful to all who helped pick up the slack while I was out for the count – especially my husband, and those intrepid guys who combined to read Torah for the congregation in my absence.
Have you ever been a wraith? How did you cope with the experience? I’m curious to know!