Starting your first year of college is a fun and exciting experience. All the activities that the campus has, exploring your new home, meeting new people, and many other adventures that await.
But one of those experiences is probably getting sick.
My first week of college went by faster than I could have imagined. I met so many new people that I’ll have great times with every day, but I started to notice something after a while.
First, there would be one day one of my friends had the sniffles, then another day another friend would be sneezing. Next thing I knew, I woke up one morning to find that I could not breath through my nose. Looks like a have a case of the flu and so does most people I interact with. It’s not a fun experience I’ll tell you that.
Surprisingly, my roommate has not been affected by my constant coughing and sneezing and I’m glad he is not in my position. Luckily I did not have to deal with this for as long as some other people. I wanted to be on top of getting this bug out of my system so I took the necessary steps to achieve this.
- I made sure I drank as much water every day to stay hydrated and flush it out of my system.
- Stayed on top of blowing my nose every time I needed to. Even in class if I had to be that guy, I was at least helping my body.
- I washed my hands more frequently.
- I consumed more Ramen than soup but it definitely helps
- And I sanitized everything in my dorm room just to make sure it wouldn’t linger on.
I’m not a fan of having to suffer through this cold so I would hope everyone takes the same precautions as I did. Now I’m back on the healthy train ready to roll and not have to be that obnoxious guy in class that sniffles every twenty seconds.
Last thing – get your flu shot! You’re not only keeping yourself healthy, you’re also keeping us all from catching your nastiness! Stop by Student Health Services on north campus, or call the clinic to make an appointment. It only costs $15 for a vaccination and it could save you from feeling horrible during mid-terms.