The “sick card” is something we all have played before in order to get out of going out on that night you just feel like watching a move in bed or skipping your least favorite class. But since arriving at ‘Cuse, it seems as though every freshman I know has played this card multiple times (myself included).
Whether our immune systems are still adjusting to the cooler temperature that upstate New York has to offer or living in close quarters with other dirty, sick freshmen, I cannot get rid of this bug. It does not help that the Health Center receptionists are not friendly, to say the least, and treat you like a dumbass when you walk in and try to make an appointment instead of calling ahead of time.
So, what should you do if you’re feeling like me and being the “Debbie downer” of the night? Follow my five tips and hopefully you’ll get over this fall sickness as fast as possible–just in time for parents weekend! Yay…not.
Tips for staying healthy and not being a sick whore:
- Wash your hands at every opportunity possible, seriously.
- Get as much rest as possible, even if that means sleeping through class.
- Drink tea. I don’t care if this isn’t scientifically proven to help, I know for a fact it makes you feels better. Oh, and lots of water too.
- Don’t make out with random people too much. Things can get crazy at those freshmen-filled Figi ragers. (Trust me I’ve been there.) Just don’t lip-lock with too many strangers because you never know who just got over mono or strep.
- Take vitamins, not Adderall.