I’ve been ill lately. Usually when I get sick (aka allergies/sinus cold) it takes me months to recover. I’ll have moments of clarity where I think I’m over it and then bam, I wake up the next day and I can’t breathe and I go through a box of tissues trying to keep my brain from leaking out of my nose.

If my body stays at a certain blood pressure level, I tend to be okay and can breathe properly with a few sniffles. During sleep time however, my blood pressure plummets and my nose stops functioning correctly.

The really unfortunate side effect of an illness that afflicts the nose is that it’s directly associated with ears and throat. So now I have a sore throat and my inner ears are itchy. It’s a mess and I feel like I want to dive into a sea of nyquil jello.

I am the perpetually sick girl. It sucks. Having these kinds of ailments doesn’t mean I get to be sick, lay in bed, and not function till I’m better. It means I have to do normal things and cope with the effects of the illness all day long whenever they hit.

I know there are worse things to complain about but I can’t help but be totally envious of people who never have allergies or sinus issues. The not breathing bit is quite a bitch.