I have not been in the water for a while. The cough and soar throat thing came back last Saturday, and finally I am feeling a bit better. But it really sucks.
We often know from the experience that when we are sick, we really appreciate the time when we are healthy. This morning when I woke up, I felt pretty good, almost like I could jump in the water. It is actually amazing to really revisit this "feeling good" feeling is. You know, for example, we all take some medication to relieve pain or cough or whatever, and we begin to feel a bit better, but feeling completely healthy can't beat these slightly elevated effects.
To this effect, I must say that being completely healthy is like being on the ultimate drugs, and no drugs can really produce that effect even though we are bombarded with information otherwise from the advertising media.
So life-time exercise like surfing is really the way we can stay fit and healthy. I tend to trust the studies about reduced onset of memory loss to preventing back pains through being active.