Why It Sucks To Be Sick In College
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Why It Sucks To Be Sick In College

Being sick sucks, but it's the worst when you're a college student.

Why It Sucks To Be Sick In College
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It's not fun to be sick no matter how old you are, but it's definitely the worst as a college student. Here's why...

Everyone is afraid to touch you because they don't want to catch what you have.

No one is going to want to share a futon with you during movie night and your friends are going to make you stay at least 5 feet away from them at all times. Oh, and I hope you like Lysol because your roommate will be spraying it on everything you touch!

You still try to go to parties with your friends, but you just end up feeling worse.

Take it from me, just stay home. Drinking won't make you forget about being sick. And the next morning you're just going to feel like a garbage truck hit you while going 120 MPH. And then dumped all of its trash on you. Alcohol plus being sick equals no bueno.

Unlike in High School, professors don't care whether or not you have the plague, they still expect you to come to class.

In high school, you could strategically have a stomach ache the day of your math test so you could take it a couple days later. In college, you could literally have pneumonia, mono, and the West Nile Virus simultaneously, and you best be in that classroom at 9:30 sharp otherwise you're taking a zero.

Your mom isn't there to take care of you, so now you actually have to figure out how to make soup for yourself.

Am I supposed to microwave it in the can or...? But seriously, moms always make you feel better when you're sick. All you have now is a roommate who is just as lost as you.

On weekends, you're literally the only person left in the dorms.

While everyone is out having the best time ever (you know because Snapchat) you're alone in your cement box re-watching the Breakfast Club for the third time. But it's even worse when everyone comes back at 2 am and drunkenly recalls all the debauchery that you missed out on. The FOMO is real.

You dread having to go to the Health Center, but you know you'll end up feeling better when you do.

The only available appointments are always at 7:30 am, and you know you'll end up being there for hours. But hey, it's better than relying on WebMD.

No matter what you're doing, you can't have fun because everything hurts and you feel like you're dying.

That club event you've been looking forward to? Nope. That play you've been wanting to see? Not gonna happen. You can't even get coffee with friends because there's a high possibility that you puke on the way there, but it's fine, having a social life is overrated anyway!

And the worst part is, you know once you feel better, you know you'll be sick with something else next week.

Dorm cough. It will haunt you forever.

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