I’m not a fan of being ill. But after 40-odd hours of sleeping, interspersed with urgent, hurried trips across the landing, there are a few things I am grateful for.
1. I am a well nourished, generally healthy woman. A few missed meals makes very little odds to my likelihood of survival.
2. I live in a warm, waterproof house with unlimited supplies of clean drinking water. My surroundings do not conspire to make any illness I suffer worse than it needs to be.
3. If I should take a turn for the worse (most unlikely, it’s only a bug), I have free access to some of the best healthcare in the world.
4. It’s only a bug. In a few days, it will be completely gone. I am not facing a lifetime of illness, whether mental or physical.
It strikes me that’s quite a lot to be grateful about, so I shall go back to sleep.