Thursday, June 21, 2012
It's Not Just Allergies
My wife shakes me, and I try opening my eyes. It's as if someone laid a strip of Elmer's Glue on my eyelids. Ugh, allergies. Slowly, my eyelids tear the barrier apart and I swallow. Ooh, my throat hurts from the drainage. What time do I want to get up? Never. I move my legs a little. Oh, no. It's not just allergies. My whole body aches. Suddenly, I need to blow my nose. Yep, green and yellow mucus stare back at me. Why? We have a cake to make today for CB's birthday. CB starts to cry and I can feel my forehead, ever so slowly, rip away from my skull. I have stuff to do, a cake to make, stuff to write, stuff to email, stuff to read. Why me? Why now? Even here at my computer my neck starts to scream. I took some decongestant before, maybe I need to take some painkillers. Maybe I need to curl up into a ball and cry. I really hope this only lasts for today.