Feeling the pain

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – You don’t really appreciate the little things, especially being healthy, until you’re not. At least I don’t. I haven’t been going through today’s routine, arms raised, saying, “I got both!!! Both nostrils work and are unplugged!!!”
But the next time I’m in the throes of a cold, allergic reaction or whatever else makes my nose heavy with congestion, I’ll be praying for a day like today.
You know those moments when you turn over in bed and for three breaths you can use both sides of your nose, until snot slides into position on the pillow-side of the nasal cavity, and it’s back to misery? S-not good. Not debilitating, but relentless in it’s annoyance. You can’t wait to be healed.
When you sprain an ankle you vow to do things like run, or stretch as soon as you can. You’d give anything to be able to run. Then you wake up one day and walking happens without hitch. You could go run, but the playoffs are on, and even though you don’t like hockey, you pretend you were born in Canada, cut yourself a quick mullet, pour 12 ounces of maple syrup into a mason jar and settle in for the evening. Ok, sorry. That was wrong. I really do like Canadians and Canada itself. It’s incredibly clean, beautiful and I didn’t meet an unfriendly one during my drives through. I take it back.


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