21 Stages of Getting Sick
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

The 21 Stages Of Sickness

It's that time of year again...unfortunately.

83
scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram.com
Instagram

It happens to all of us: the first cold of the season. When the weather turns, you know it won't be long before your nose is running, and you rely on cough drops and hot tea to keep you going. If it hasn't happened to you yet, beware - it's coming. For those of you who are currently sick, here's one to bring a smile to your face! Can't everyone relate to these stages of getting sick?

1. I feel totally healthy! Nothing could ruin how I feel right now.

Giphy

2. *Someone sneezes/coughs on me* NOOOOOOO!!!!!

Giphy

3. *The next day, sneezing* Must be allergies...

Giphy

4. There's no way I'm getting sick. I have a great immune system.

Giphy

5. No, I refuse to be sick! *proceeds to have a coughing fit*

Giphy

6. Ugh, I think I'm sick.

Giphy

7. Quick! Grab the vitamin C and the ibuprofen! Maybe I'll get ahead of it!

Giphy

8. I did not get ahead of it.

Giphy

9. I need so many more tissues. Like boxes more.

Giphy

10. Where are my cough drops??

Giphy

11. It's not that bad. I can totally stick it out and go to work.

Giphy

12. *At work* I should have stayed in bed. This is awful.

Giphy

13. This must be what dying is like.

Giphy

14. I don't remember what it feels like to breathe out of my nose.

Giphy

15. I should go to the doctor...just kidding, I'm not leaving this blanket.

Giphy

16. I just woke up...but I think it's time for a nap.

Giphy

17. Where's my mom's chicken soup when I need it?

Giphy

18. Ok, I feel less like death today. Maybe there's hope.

Giphy

19. I can finally breathe through my nose! Freedom!

Giphy

20. That wasn't so bad. I totally can handle being sick.

Giphy

21. *Someone sneezes near me* STAY AWAY!!! I am NOT getting sick again!

Giphy

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

51959
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
nappy.co

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.

123206
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

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

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments