Kinda sucks being sick for the first working day
It's somewhat unfortunate that the first (working) day of the year is spent lying down in bed - it was a bout of the chills at 2am in the morning, muscular aches all over, and a lingering sore throat that just wouldn't go away, even after 10 days of some off-the-counter medication.
The sore throat itself is finally manifesting into something more serious (as it always does - I rarely get sore throats that simply came and went on its own).
Not that I love work so much that I'm clamouring to go back. I don't hate it, but I definitely hate being sick more.