"Do you think it could be the flu? You've been sick for about the proper amount of time."
NO, honey. You tricked me into getting a flu shot, remember?
"It's possible that you got the flu, but that it has been much more mild because you had the shot."
Nurse/doctor friends, I might need some confirmation that this is possible. Because if it is, I'm gonna be pissed. Flu shots are supposed to make me indestructible.
Have you noticed that everyone seems to have their own must-haves for being sick? I have one friend who, every time I get sick, asks me if I would like her to bring me chicken soup, because she says that's what you're supposed to drink when you're sick.
And I always say no thank you. Chicken soup is not magically healing. My mom always made us Campbell's chicken noodle soup when we were growing up, and it does not make you feel better. You know what does? Chicken nuggets. Though I'm still not eating meat, so I've been subbing in peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Also Sprite (NOT Diet Sprite) and saltine crackers. I don't know why. Saltine crackers don't even taste good. But they make me feel better.
I asked Matt what foods his parents made for him when he was sick as a kid, and he told me that he never got sick. LIES.
What are your must-haves when you're sick? And of course, if you know anything about medical stuff, you have to let me know if that flu-shot flu thing is legit. I'm not allowed on WebMD because I am a crazy hypochondriac, so I can't check it out for myself.
P.S. Matt asked me the other day if my new zebra pillow is going to take up permanent residence on the couch, because that's where it has been living this week. It's quite good for sprawling out, bemoaning life and watching old seasons of The Office. Man, that show used to be so good.
*I probably still will, but my complaining about it will not cease.