How I'm Dealing With The Flu
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I Cry Like A Baby Teething When I'm Sick, Unlike Most Women

They always say men act like babies, but sometimes women do, too, when they're sick.


It all started this Saturday. I was going to visit my boyfriend at his college this weekend and we had a great weekend. It was super fun. I came back Sunday night and I got up on Monday morning and felt great. Then it happened. I had never really ever gotten the flu but I imagined it as an ugly thing that I never wanted.

So there I am, waking up Tuesday morning and boom- I can't bring myself to do it. I was stuffy and had a sore throat from Hell and the worst part was that I was really really achy, like all over the place achy. I couldn't do it. I needed the sleep, class was off the table. I felt like someone ran me over with a semi. Eventually I got up to go take an exam and then came back to mope about my current state of being. Turns out three other people, including my boyfriend, who were there have the flu.

I woke up this morning and the same thing happened! This thing just not letting up! I tried everything that a broke college student could; hot washcloth on my face, DayQuil, Vaporizer Vicks thing. I even went to see a nurse because I was feeling that miserable. "It can only get better from here" is something I said yesterday and yet today I feel like I got hit and then run over by a semi going 100 mph.

Here are a few things I have learned though: nothing is worse than sitting in a dorm room for hours with nothing but being sick to do, studying is pointless when your brain is in a cloud of mucous, Peer Anchors (a sophomore that mentors a class of first-years) are great in a time of what-do-I-do's, and cup of noodles is tasteless when you have the flu. Please, for everyone's sake, get the flu shot as soon as you can!!

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