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I'd "always" choose flu over alternative.

by HopeInPain on January 17, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I'm starting to wonder if any part of the reason that I've been feeling so miserable the last couple of days has anything to do with the beginning of a "physical illness." As much as I dread something like the flu, I'd take it over the potentially debilitating "mental illness" alternative. At least the flu would pass quicker.


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