I wasn’t able to blog for Elul 2, because I was taking an inventory of my health. I’m on a business trip in Seattle and was still battling a sore throat after 5 days. So I asked the concierge to help me find a clinic. Two hours later I was back in my hotel with a bottle of antibiotics and a diagnosis of strep throat.
I haven’t taken antibiotics since I had bronchitis when I was 30. A cold, miserable winter with the heart ache to make it even colder.
But this course of antibiotics I plan on taking in stride. I was up and at ‘em for my business meeting today. No handshakes with my new colleagues and lots of peppermint tea on hand. Despite feeling a bit wimpy and far from home, I’m going to be grateful that my health is typically quite strong and illness beyond a cold or allergies is rare.