For me, 2015 started with a cough, followed by sneezing, and later a massive headache, swollen face, nausea, fever and chills. It wasn’t the flu or strep throat, thankfully. It was just a nasty upper respiratory infection that flattened me for the better part of the following week.
“You get sick like this every time you’re under a lot of stress,” the nurse said, patiently explaining — again — how my continued inability to cope weakens my immune system. New year, same old me.