The Chronology of a Cough

Hey all!

Here’s a transcript of a conversation I recently had with my body:

Me: Hey body! Have you heard? It’s Reading Week! We can catch up on sleep and dramatically reduce caffeine intake to get through the day!

My body: Its been very cold outside. I feel my defences are low. I notice that last week you slept less than usual. I’m thinking of expelling some of the mucus that’s trickling down your throat by developing a cough.

Me: No please! Body be strong! I’m stressed. I have so much to get done this week. I don’t have time to get sick.

My body: On the contrary! I’ve been strong, and I’ve been waiting patiently for this very occasion. It’ll be least disruptive now: you’ll be in contact with fewer people, and you will be able to nap all the time.

Me: Argh, ok fine! But please make it quick!


I can’t come in to write this blog today- Influenza (or whatever I have) and Steps to Take to Get Better

So I feel awful- fever, nausea, insomnia, you name it. It has been going on for six days now and to be perfectly honest, I would much rather be watching American Horror Story with a big bowl of chicken noodle…