I am still sick.
I had a fever of 102.2 yesterday, and today kept a fever albeit not as severe as that one was.
The doctor couldn't tell if it was viral or bacterial, and pretty much split the difference between the two, prescribing an antibiotic as a "just in case" (which I hate the thought of, but given how much I've been sick...screw it I'll take it anyway), plus a cough suppressant to be taken as-needed.
Now, me being sick means that I am making myself be limited in obligations, and it just so happens that both existing obligations ended at the same time--so now I am left with.
No games. (Because the Civ 3 editor is still broke, in spite of my computer suffering from what seems like a half-restart where most things got closed down but a few remained open.)
No art, tho this may be the one I am closest to fixing.
And no writing, due to a lack of inspiration/desire to write.
I've got nothing now except for boredom killers, aside from a singular activity; dates with my girlfriend, which aside from being boredom killers, are also health rejuvenators. In a day I would otherwise be miserable, going on a date with my girlfriend livens me up, giving me a certain source of vigor.
It is also a nice, convenient way for my girlfriend to monitor my health/condition, and overhear conversations relevant thereto that happen in my house, conversations I would otherwise be prone to forget or even totally leave unheard. I genuinely, legitimately think that without going on dates with my girlfriend, I'd have died by now.
Especially since I am not exactly one who takes the best care of myself at any stage, even when healthy. But with prodding and poking from my girlfriend (which is also impossible to avoid--tho I wouldn't be inclined to try anyway--given that my girlfriend can see me), I am set on the right path to recovery.
Aside from my girlfriend staying on top of my health, there's also the obvious mental/emotional benefits. I never am smiling more, I am never more happy, than when I am with my girlfriend, and that joy, that glee, gives a certain sense of instant recovery, motivating me to get better, and making me immediately feel better.
It's not something we can consistently schedule (which is why it's always so important to me when we can spend time together, that we do), and to some extent, I worry about...well, remember when I blogged a long time ago about how I was worried there was a chance I could feel smothered no matter how small? (Fortunately, that has not once come up.) I have a fear, no matter how ridiculous it may be, that they could end up smothered by me.
But it's something that I well and truly do enjoy.
I probably had a train of thought with this, but speaking of girlfriend time...
...That's what I'm headed off for, so if I was going somewhere and had more to say, WHOOPS, I forgot it. Oh well!