Frankly, hot was not even a strong enough word to full depict these grueling sensations your body tortured you with, but honestly, your mind was too much of a muddle to conjure up anything else.
Falling ill as a child proved, in its own strange way, a vacation. You at least did not have to go to school and face responsibilities.
But, as an adult, with those responsibilities piling high, sickness proved nothing more than anxiety inducing, if not panic attack worthy. All you could obsess over were the unanswered e-mails and letters, the taxes, the rent, the texts and voice mails cramming your phone.
All the obligations...
All the responsibilities...
“I think I’m dying...”
“You have contracted a strand of nasopharyngitis, otherwise known as the common cold. While frequent symptoms include coughing, sore throat, nasal drainage, and fever, it is not considered fatal.