Being confined to Bed Rest: The Pros and Cons
Hello blog readers. I apologize in advance if the title of this blog post sounds too much like an analytical essay of some sort. I also want to warn you that my thought process recently has been a tad jumbled. Here's why: On Monday I went to class as always, tired and bummed cause it was a Monday, but generally excited about the last week before spring break! Around dinner time I started to get a sore throat (boo!!!) Tuesday morning I went up and went to , the health center on campus. Emmons has walk-in hours from 9-10 and 3:30-4:30 daily. The doctor that I saw told me that I had the flu, which apparently has been going around schools all over the country lately. She was incredibly sweet - at one point I felt faint and she held my hand and rubbed my back while I laid down, just like my mom would have done. I spent all of Tuesday and much of Wednesday in bed, unable to get work done or concentrate for very long, which was incredibly frustrating. However, one of the many perks of attending a small school is the good relationship you are able to make with your professors. When someone is sick the school notifies the students' professors and coaches, if applicable. Thankfully this meant that I didn't have to stress about missing class while sick, because my professors knew that I wasn't just ditching. All of my professors were extremely understanding. One of them allowed me to move my Wednesday midterm to Friday, another was super sweet and gave me all of Spring Break to catch up on the work, and even another had someone type up notes and send them to me! Being sick is no fun, but having professors who genuinely care about your well being and understand how difficult it can be to be away from home is definitely helpful when you're trying to get better. I feel a lot better now, almost %100 I'd say! Just in time for a busy day of catch-up tomorrow and a weekend of sun and Baseball. I'm off to eat some oranges and drink some water, Stay healthy everyone!!! --- Lisa G.