Tonsillitis - used to it, had it 2 or 3 times a year since Dr took out adenoids but not tonsils. Infected sinus passages - big time suckage - feels like my head is going to explode, and it's a week later and I still feel like death warmed up. Whinge over.
I sometimes wonder how I would cope as a teenager today, and marvel at Jake's ability to bounce back. Latest crisis - J heads off to mate's place for pleasant evening only to end up in middle of drug experimentation (not him, thankfully). One of his best mates (A) has a bad LSD trip, and exhibits major psychotic behaviour, and Jake has to decide how to deal - ends up calling ambulance. Regardless of the fact that it was the right thing to do, still left J reeling, worrying about the ramifications, beyond the physical/medical, to his friend. Luckily A and his brother both thanked J for his actions, and A has sworn off drugs. Proud of J though, tough call to make, and did it all himself. Life lessons -- the hard way.
kassto - if you read this - enjoyed your Welcome to the Hellmouth review, just haven't had the energy to reply, looking forward to more.