Dear Immune System,
We've had such a long run! I mean, what's it been? Several years since coming down with anything semi-serious? You've been faithful throughout the cold seasons and even kept the swine flu at bay. While others were succumbing to temptation, you stayed committed. What happened? I just didn't think tonsillitis was a bridge we would have to cross as you've always been so strong.
Okay, okay, I know I haven't been treating you very well lately. I fell off the healthy eating wagon the last three weeks, have packed my schedule a little too close to the top, haven't gotten much sleep and started my sick vitamins a day late. Maybe it's not you, it's me.
Would ice cream help? No? What about a milkshake? Are you sure? Oh. Green tea or chamomile. Okay. If you say so. What Immune System wants, Immune System gets.
Please just one request: please pull out all your tricks so I don't miss a day of work. I promise I will treat you better in the future.
Yours in sickness and in health,