7 Stages Of The Flu Season, As Told By SpongeBob
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

7 Stages Of The Flu Season, As Told By SpongeBob

That time of year everyone dreads.

7 Stages Of The Flu Season, As Told By SpongeBob

The flu season happens every year and unfortunately, is pretty unavoidable. Whether or not you get the flu shot, something about the cold weather and stress makes a perfect environment for sickness. As much as a sore nose and endless tiredness sucks, at least we can all commiserate over the shared experience. If you have ever gotten sick from the school epidemic you will probably recognize this process of dealing with the flu.

1. You know the flu season is coming, so you take all precautions possible before it hits. You got the flu shot ages ago, you always wash your hands, and drink plenty of orange juice so you are basically invincible. At least, they should counteract sharing food and drinks with friends and getting your feet wet in the rain. This will be the year you make it through the season illness free.

2. Everyone around you has started getting sick, but you are still desperately trying to stay healthy. Whether it is from the girl sneezing in your American Lit class or your roommate in bed coughing, the sick people seem to be surrounding you.

3. You start to feel a sore throat coming on or you have that first sneeze, but stubbornly ignore it. You just had a rough night and allergies are kicking up. Whatever it is, it cannot be the flu. Maybe if you pretend it is not there, it will go away.

4. You keep working just as hard trying to push through it, but it just keeps getting worse. You start to keep a stockpile of tissues in your bag so you cannot be caught unprepared in the middle of class.

5. You finally admit you are sick, so you just kind of sit at home hoping for it to go away soon, watching movie after movie. All the amount NyQuil, DayQuil or Advil only make it just barely tolerable. If you are lucky, maybe a friend will check up on you or make you some tea.

6. When you finally do start to feel better, it is a beautiful day. You know the hardest part is over and start to actually have energy to leave your room.

7. You make it to a 100 percent recovery. You had forgotten how wonderful it is to breathe through your nose and not want to sleep 13 hours a day. Your friends may be suffering from the sickness you just gave them, but you feel better and that is all that matters.

From Your Site Articles
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments