Being unwell is horrible, something that NOBODY enjoys. And prolonged illnesses are the worst. What does one do when one is housebound for an indefinite period of time, just stuck in bed with nothing to do? Rest, I suppose. But how much is a person supposed to really rest? After the initial days, boredom not only creeps in, it takes over with a vengeance.
Slowly, but surely, one starts running out of things to do. And what started off as a few days of holiday from school/office turns into a quest on things to do to keep one entertained. There’s only so much TV one can watch; only so many books one can read. And soon, even though you may not be completely recovered, there’s nothing more you want to do than just get back to a normal routine!