The way things build up around you when you're sick: bottles of pills, of herbs, of juice, of sparkling water. Piles of used tissue. Mugs of once hot tea. Sheets and blankets you're too tired to change, and mostly want to burn once your fever has broken in a clammy sweat.
(Note for the concerned [well, hi there Mom!]: I did actually manage to change the sheets today. And shower. And take out the garbage. It was a big day.)