12 September 2004
Thoughts from a sitz bath
What everyone wants to know, right after "So when are you dragging your sorry ass back to work?", is "How did this happen?"
I don't really know for sure. But I do know this much: stress reduces the reserve capacity of one's immune system, and bacteria are opportunistic little bastards. I suspect it was simply the combination of both these ingredients; attacks I would have routinely fought off during quieter periods actually got the better of me this time.
And really, it's rare I get knocked down like that, so I'm treating this as one of the standard post-adolescent You Are Not Indestructible reminders.Posted at 9:06 AM to General Disinterest