I suppose it is true that a person is more vulnerable when sickness hits. If my mom is still with me, now would be the perfect time for me to be her little girl and enjoy the luxury of being taken care of by a love one. What I wouldn't give to just tagging along by her side, chatting about anything and nothing at all. I really miss her.
Well, I can't turn back time.
Failing that, having a significant other who would ask how I'm doing would be nice. Unfortunately, I don't think I actually have a "significant other" at this point. Going on casual dates is fun and all but at the end, it also involve mustering enough energy to present myself in the best possible light. Come to think of it, I don't think I can even send a "I miss you" message without looking too imposing. My brain does not feel like functioning so coming up with a lighthearted witty message that wouldn't be taken the wrong way is just too much work. Sigh, so much for living the life as a fabulous single girl.
Fortunately, I do have a lot of friends who care. I've been receiving lots of "get well soon" messages in the last few days and I am very touched by the sentiments.
Planning my meals when I'm sick is a tricky problem because planning and cooking require...energy. A few years ago, when I was on my own for the first time, I got through my first bout of flu by surviving on meal-replacement drinks like Ensure. At the time, I thought it was the most brilliant idea. Needless to say, I lost 10lbs after that little failed experiment. To this day, the metallic taste in the drink still gives me goosebumps.