November 29, 2012 in Uncategorized
It’s the most talked about topic on campus right now….
No, not finals week… not squirrels… but SICKNESS.
I feel as though everyone has, at the very least, a case of the sniffles. But my ailment is a bit more than that.
For the past week I’ve had this sinus infection/virus combo that has made my college life a bit unenjoyable. Drats, I’ve been even more feeble than normal, feverish, snot filled, etc. It got to the point where my teeth and ears would even hurt. However, I have some great news… I am starting to feel okay again!
I know Dallas has blogged about this topic already this week, but we both approached our sicknesses differently. Click on the link below to read his post!
Obviously, being sick is never fun. But it’s completely different being sick at college compared to high school. I felt comfortable enough in high school to miss a couple days in a row and not be overstressed or set back by a gargantuan amount of work. College, however, is quite the opposite. As much as I would like to skip class, it’s just not plausible this close to finals.
I forced myself to brush my teeth, dab on a little mascara and walk across the frost bitten campus. I will certainly not sugar-coat it, these past three days were nothing less of unfortunate.
I even had to grab all my stuff and quickly peace-out of a class 20 minutes early because I could not stop coughing. Though, I think the guy next to me appreciated my theatrical exodus.
The picture to the left shows how sickly and distraught I looked while trudging around school. I’m totally kidding. Obviously. I think I may have been 4-ish in that picture? Apart from the apparent age difference, I felt/looked quite similar.
This is what I did in attempt to get better:
- kept the meds on schedule
- drank tons of fluids
- dressed extra extra warm, even though I still chalked the sidewalk in 29 degree weather, oops
- tried not to exert more energy than what was absolutely necessary
- naps naps naps naps naps
- went to bed abnormally early
Many of those approaches to combat illness are obvious. But you may be surprised at the number of people that ignore signs of sickness until they’ve gotten to point where they simply can’t function normally. I will not be that person! My sickness does not own me!
Keep it real (and healthy), DU
3 John 1:2