Ever since my back and hip injury, I’ve been trying to take better care of myself. More exercise and eating better (not enough of either yet, but I’m working on it). But disease still finds its way to me as I teach. It’s the cost of doing business for a teacher. The best I can do is minimize the time I’m sick, but illness has this great way of wiping out a writer’s ability to concentrate like nothing else. Getting any significant writing or editing done while sick is next to impossible.
On the other hand, lurid fever dreams can make for great story fodder later.