A Day In The Life Of A College Kid Stuck In The Hospital

A Day In The Life Of A College Kid Stuck In The Hospital

Which is where I'm currently writing from.


Most people would talk about how the first week of their spring semester was either a blast because they got to see their friends again or that it was just tiring all around because we are back in school and on a whole new schedule. Well, that is not the case for me with this spring semester. After the first day of classes for the spring semester, I ended up in a place where I did not think I would end up.

The hospital.

The Monday of the first day of classes, I woke up in the middle of the night with a sharp pain in my chest. It felt like something was being weighted down on it. I eventually threw up, and the pain subsided so I went about my day normally.

That is, until my last class of the day.

After my last class had finished, I went to stand up and the pain came back. Not as bad as it was in the morning, but it was still pretty bad. It took me a little under an hour to call my mom, tell her the situation, and walk to the student clinic. Now, I have a history with heart problems as when I was only two I had open heart surgery. So the chest pains gave me a scare that it could be related to something like that. When I got to the clinic, I was told that I had to go to the ER since there wasn't much that they can do.

That's how I was transported via ambulance to the Wood County Hospital Emergency Room.

My chest and heart were all cleared, but they found out that I had an iron deficiency anemia and something was up in my stomach. With tests already being done on my chest that night and they couldn't do much, I was admitted overnight. In fact, I'm already on my second going onto my third night now with finally having figured out the solution to my problem. That I will not say, but I can say that Coca Cola, "it's the real thing."

The current hardest part that I feel right now is that how am I going to get stuff done when I am currently restricted to a hospital room, an IV, and my room.

My parents are already making a great sacrifice for me with driving over from out of town. Another hard thing because I'm in a hospital where I know no one and I am unfamiliar with the location and building.

I only got lucky with missing one class during this week with classes being canceled by the University on Wednesday and Thursday due to the cold temperatures. But as Wednesday came on, I got worried about how I will be able to get some of the stuff done with doctors coming in and out throughout the day to take my vitals, change my IV bag, give me iron, give me my meals, and many other things.

As I finish up this article, I would first like to say thank you so much to the doctors and nurses at the Wood County Hospital for helping us out through all of this. Another thank you to the EMT for transporting me and the people at the Falcon Health Center for being the kick starter for this long, tiring, and audacious process.

Now, can I have this IV out of my arm now?

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.


Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Dreading This Day All About Love

Valentines day blues


I have never enjoyed Valentine's Day.

Even if when I was in a relationship it was just an awkward day of "hey I love you, give me gifts and lets make out." But this year, I am just not feeling this thing at all. Since the relationship ended last June I have just been dreading the time when February came, because you know that on the 14th you are going to see all these love post and all us singles are like "welp this is just not my day.", and honestly you feel defeated. I personally asked other singles friends (like the three I have) if they wanted to come and watch Netflix with me and dread the day, but sadly they either had school or work. So here is my plan of getting though this day of love:


Yes Netflix how else am I supposed to get through this day? Usually I have Greys Anatomy playing all the time but that has love in it, and I am not in the mood for that. My plan is to watch all the crime shows I can because watching TV crime series or documentary about serial killers just seems perfect for the 14th.



Yes sleeping. I don't have anywhere I need to be why not catch up on some zzz's


Yes I am going to eat my feelings with chocolate because why not? if I could I would get a giant slice of cake and live off that on the 14th but sadly I am stuck with the normal Heresy's chocolate and Reeses which will do their job.


me :)

This is my wonderful cat Kimber and she will be my partner in crime on the 14th. She will sleep, snuggle, cuddle, all day with me because I need that moral support of my fluffy cat.



If I am able to fit reading a book into my schedule of everything listed above then reading will go into that open spot. I always loved reading but with school it is hard to find the time to read for enjoyment. so this day will be the perfect day.

This is my plan for the 14th of February and hopefully this will help me get though this dreadful day. And if you are also single try this out :)

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