Know the game “Fortunately Unfortunately”? Here’s a quick example:
Fortunately my wife and I are relatively healthy people who don’t get ill often. Unfortunately Ellie and Samuel both got colds a few weeks back. Fortunately I didn’t get it. Unfortunately I got one a week later. Fortunately Ellie and Samuel both made steady recovery. Unfortunately I didn’t. Fortunately I work from home and run my own business, so I didn’t have to use up any sick leave. Unfortunately I still had to take a couple of days off work because the cold was that bad. Fortunately I tend to recover from colds fairly quickly, and without the aid of medication. Unfortunately on this occasion I was forced to take a barrage of pills to try to combat the symptoms. Fortunately they have been working and my cold is now nearly gone. Unfortunately I am still left with a bit of a sniffle and a rather heavy cough.
There, that was fun.
So yes, the cold is now thankfully on its way out, which is good because I really don’t like being ill. I’m not the sort of person to admit defeat, and I definitely don’t accept the concept of the so-called “Man Flu”. Still, the pills have been useful, if only to help me sleep. In fact, during a phone call home my mum recommended that I take some multivitamins, just in case that helped. So we went to Tesco and had a look at the range. I was quite surprised at what I found on the shelf.