Day 273 – Sick Away From Home

September 30, 2009

Last year, I managed to not get any sicker than a sore throat or sinus problems. Nothing I had to miss class over. I am not so fortunate this year. I caught a bug which managed to take me down. I slept 16 of the past 24 hours and missed 3 classes today. I went to one, thinking I would be okay to go to more, but I felt worse as the class progressed, so I went back to my dorm and slept more. I plan to go back to bed as soon as I am finished with this four hour shift I have sitting at a computer lab.

I never realized how easy my Mom made being sick. I could stay at home and rest while she took care of me. I didn’t have to walk across campus to eat, I didn’t have to drive to pickup medicine, and I didn’t have to worry about anything other than getting better. As this is my first time being legitimately sick at college, I never thought about those things. Something as simple as making tea is a lot worse when you are sick and incoherent. Mom, I appreciate how much you took care of me when I was sick at home!

I’ve been taking NyQuil, DayQuil, lots of vitamins, drinking lots of fluids, and getting extra sleep, so hopefully I will feel better in the morning. I don’t have a fever, so I think this should pass quickly. It has been a rough 2 days so far. I miss my Mom.