why do we deny being sick? why am I always refusing to accept that I am indeed getting a cold or the flu? my nose will not stop running, I have not stopped sneezing or blowing through tissues since Monday night, and now I have the shivers. so why am I pretending like I’m not sick? like I’m totally cool to pound some “last day of work!” beers tonight. because frankly I should be in bed loaded up on Vicks vapor rub, flu medicine, and warm blankets sleeping for days.