Monday, December 11, 2006

Its that time of year

For me, December has always been the time of year when I would get sick. I remember being at my grandparents' houses on Christmas Day utterly miserable in another room with no TV while all my cousins played with their toys. As an adult, things haven't really changed. For the last two Christmases, I was sick, last year with a sinus infection, the previous year with a stomach virus. At being sick when you're an adult on Christmas isn't any more fun than being sick as a kid on Christmas, especially when you're traveling 3000 miles to be with your family.

The crazy weather here in DC lately hasn't helped my sinuses any. For the last two weeks I've been faithfully taking my Allegra, but today's 65 degree weather just kind of did me in. I'm not totally sick, but it was enough to make me call the doctor because, dammit, I will not be sick on Christmas again this year. Thanks to a change of insurance (from an evil HMO to a much less evil PPO), I was actually able to make a doctor's appointment with an allergist! Without a referral! And my appointment is tomorrow!

If all goes well tomorrow, I'll be in tip-top shape in two weeks!

1 comment:

emma said...

That always happened to me too. Growing up, I would always get sick during Christmas break, and I would at least get a cold right after my finals were done when I was in school. Last year I was sick almost the entire time I was home, which sucked. (It was nice to have mom there to take care of me, but when it came time to leave, I was kicking and screaming at the thought of getting on a plane to go back to DC.) I think it has something to do with the fact that you're going going going getting ready for the holiday season, and then as soon as you get a chance to relax and enjoy it, your body just crashes. Maybe the secret is to get plenty of rest and exercise before the holidays in order to stave off illness.

I'm glad you were able to get an appointment and take preventative measures. Here's hoping that neither of us get sick this year!