When you are sick, the universal panaceas are rest and water. If you are very sick you won’t have much of an appetite, so you can’t expect to eat much, but you can drink to your heart’s content. Indeed, the more water the more better. In the past I’ve gone through litres and litres of water in a single day, and still my ailing body begged for more. Considering how much you can sweat with a high fever, it shouldn’t be that surprising.
The other staple, of course, is rest. Rest rest rest. If you can, do absolutely nothing. Live in bed. Sleep 12 hours a day until you’re better. Sleep never feels as good as when you’re recovering from an illness.
Unless, that is, you happen to dream. Then sleep becomes rather a struggle, akin to fighting a demon. That’s what I went through last night. Continue reading