Monday, July 24, 2006

Chicken Soup for the Sick!

one of the quirks of life that i have managed to unfold so far has been the seemingly irrational, but very true, relationship between my sister and my ill health. ever since she got introduced into my life at the age of 5, she has been the forerunner in the horde of millions of parasitic organisms that harbour the sickness inducing viruses who later on go on to destroy my immune system.

it's a warning from the Viruses!! your sister got sick. now you are next.
no matter what amount of precautions i take, my sister somehow manages to pass on her virus to me. i can survive being imprisoned in a cell teeming with sick people and i wouldn’t catch anything. but i rest assured that if my sick sister is within the distance of sight/hearing, i shall be the next victim of whatever sickness it is that she is down with. i think that all this has a bit of scientific twist to it. i guess that with our matching DNA and Gene Pool, my sister's body is the perfect host for any virus to mutate to the level that they are able to bypass all the defences that my immune system has built up. she certainly plays the role of the virus host admirably.

some of you may find it amusing, but it truly is one of the lesser wanted quirks/jokes that life has in store for me.

anyways, so after having spent most of the night tossing and turning, with my body temperature levels going haywire. i waged an endless battle against runny nose. my sister did come in once into my room only to give me some pill that i had forced her to take at knife point just 2 days back when she was sick, and tell me to hang in since the worst was yet to come!! and then she gave one of her trademark sweet & innocent smiles and reminded me how she had threatened to pass on the flu to me if i kept on pestering her...

oooo, how i hated her at that moment in time with all the intensity that my flu ridden soul could muster up.
...well, to carry further in less hateful terms, i have been consuming chicken soup all day long. now that is one thing about the flu that i don't mind. chicken soup, mmmm, any day!! so it was imperative that my jobless/aimless/sick with flu mind wander off in the direction of researching chicken soup on the web. well actually i just wanted to put up a yummy picture of a steaming bowl of chicken soup for the benefit of all my readers without having to get my camera and take a snap of the bowl in front of me.

well for all my troubles i just managed to come up with a million chicken soup for the soul/ husband/ horse lover/ crazy teenager/ chiropractic/ gardner/ whatever it is books that the publishing houses come up with nowadays (it would be interesting to compile a list of the entire chicken soup book series. maybe i could do that once i feel a bit better) ... and then my tired flu ridden body gave up!!

now i need to go sleep some more. but first, i need some more chicken soup.

12 comments:

swissmiss said...

Hope you feel better soon!

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Woooosh! This is interesting...I know I was wuth my sis when she had chicken pox n she didnt give it to me!

Anyways, chicken soup...Guess sweet sis makes it for ya...For tht reason u sure can have any ailment for a short period I guess....

CChicken soups, I have read many of them in my teen days, I guess the ones for Teens n women blah blah...

A few mths ago I accidently bought "Chicken soup for the golden soul", ie for the old people by mistake at a garage sale n actually read a bit of tales meant for the older age group of people, in their 60ies etc....

U shall get better soon nachi!! :)

beks said...

you're right, it is a teeny tiny bit amusing...get well soon!

Leon said...

Get well soon man,in my case it was the other way around...i was the your gonna get sick indicator for my sis

Nachi said...

Swiss Miss: thank you, i'm already feeling much better today.

Scribblez: my sister gave the chicken pox to me! and no, poor sick me had to get up and make the soup...and my oh my, i made enough to feed an army!! :)

Beks: laugh all you want. she's a real life Pestilence!

Leon: thanks mate! the grass sure looks greener from your side, eh? ;)

Ghost Particle said...

cheese cakes...my comments went lost...I used to get flue like there is no tommorow...but then u get the flue and then ure the king u c...they (d family members) will do everything to make u feel happy..including food and body massage. But then I grew old and big, so nowadays they ignore me even if i come home with a broken something. But i tink once u grow older those things go away and bigger health problems seep in likle migraines...and the lot.

Scientific stuff...maybe when were kids, the body dont know if the viruses are friend or foe... :D:P

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Wow, thts sad....I can only remembering being pamered and fed and someone doing somethng for me all the time whenever I was sick!!! U had to make the soup!!!! but hey, u r a great chicken soup maker :)

Crizzie Criz! said...

Did someone say chicken soup in here? Yum Yum!!!
Get well soon, bud!

And just noticed somethin, you added me to your blogroll! Its an honour, man.

Really really!

Twisted DNA said...

There is your opportunity nachi. There is no "Chicken soup for the blogger" yet. You can write it :)

Kishley said...

lol!! for me it was d other way round.. wen i get sick my bro wd get sick too and that too in more severe terms :D if i got fever of 100 C.. he wd get atleast 102 C..
get well soon :)
btw those chicken soup books are good.. i love to read em.. :)

Nachi said...

twisted DNA: forget the books. i got the real Chicken Soup!! (or at least the one that a sick fella needs) ;)

Kishley: welcome to the Pestilence Club. you can co-chair along with my sister! thanks for the wishes... :)

Anand said...

hahah!
Well guess this is something that happens in every house..even when we were kids..everytime my bro or me got sick the other one was soon to follow...and its between me and my wife!!