I don't get sick very often, but when I do - oh man. I had a fever earlier this week, from which I'm just now recovering. It would have been quicker, I suspect, if I hadn't been going to work each day - but as a temp, I don't really get time off unless ABSOLUTELY needed, and jobs can be sporadic enough that I don't want to take it off unnecessarily - I was able to sit up for long periods of time, which is all I really need to do at work.
As a result, my food situation has been less than thrilling. Mostly, I've been eating mush - applesauce, leftover rice mashed into oblivion, bread soaked in soup, bread pudding a la urban vegan (delicious recipe, TERRIBLE idea when sick - chocolate made me queasy)... my roommate made a sick-gal-worthy lentil soup on monday, though, and I ate a lot of that. She's a winner.
This is a staple for when I'm not feeling well:
I get the "lite" version because it's the only kind without sugar. The sugary ones remind me of sports drinks. (Ew.) This makes water taste like seltzer with lime. It helps me to get better quicker, and if I ever think I'm getting a cold, a pack or two of this a day makes it go away before it gets too serious. Plus... B vitamins!