“Do you know how many days I have gone to work not feeling well? Some days you aren’t going to feel your best, but those are the days you have to get up and push on and you will feel better once you do.” Or at least that is what they would have said in high school. But contrary to popular belief the voice in my head was all wrong. I got to class and the longer class went the worse I could feel myself getting. I had all the flu like symptoms the doc said but really all I knew was that I had a fever and when I get a fever you know things are not good.
I would just like to note that being away from home when sick is one of the worst things in the world. But huge thank you to my family and parents for doing their best to love and help from Arkansas.
I had never been to the TCU health center before, but when giving tours I always talk about how great I have heard it is. I can now confirm that it is so nice to have such sweet people on campus to take care of you. I went on Wednesday morning and tested positive for the flu. Now I was a tad surprised because my Dad unwillingly gave me my flu shot (I hate shots), but in case you were unaware you can get the flu even if you get the shot.
The worst part wasn’t even how bad I felt it was all the things I had going on. From class, to giving tour tests, to 3 events over the weekend I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do. But thankfully I was able to get almost all better by the weekend and still stick to the schedule.
Right now I am just very grateful to be flu free and feeling better. When you are sick it is really nice to see how many people care- you know who you are- so know I am thankful for you and your kindness. I encourage everyone to make sure they are washing their hands because you do not want to get the flu…trust me! Do not ever take being healthy for granted. I know I sure was reminded of that over the last week.
Lastly, I lost my phone on Saturday(another story for another post) therefore, if you need me message me on FB, e-mail me, or iMessage me. I will reply as long as I am on wifi (lol). I am telling you life is never dull for me!! But I swear it gives me that much more to be thankful!
Stay healthy. Stay close to your phone. Stay thankful!
Southern and Thankful