I’ve been resolutely refusing to get ill for a week now. My body has stopped listening to me, and has decided to get sick of its own accord anyway. I don’t think spending hours on trains and planes is going to help. My brain is seeping out of my ears. My nostrils are seeping out of my nose. My throat feels like it has been turned inside-out, exposing the squishy innards to the full force of the air-sonditioning. How frustrating.