• Why Do I Only Appreciate My Health After I've Been Sick?

    3 days ago - By The Atlantic

    A few months ago, I got food poisoning. The sequence of events that led to my downfall began with a carton of discounted grocery-store sushi purchased and consumed on a Thursday, which led to me waking up a little queasy on a Friday, which devolved into a 12-hour stretch of me vomiting and holding myself in a fetal position, until my legs ached from dehydration. On Saturday the smell of my partner cooking breakfast still made me gag; I sipped water, napped fitfully, and nibbled little golf balls of white rice. But Sunday, glorious Sunday, I awoke to a marvelous lack of pain and fatigue...
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