Sunday, January 30, 2011

I'm a sick kid.

Okay. I've been really sick for the last two days, and I thought that it would be appropriate to share some tips with you, given that I've never been alone and sick before.

As a kid, my mom was always there with soup, jello, ice cream, and the appropriate dosages of medication. If I needed a doctor, she drove me.

Through college, I've had roommates and a boyfriend. Even though they weren't nearly as attentive as my mother, they were better than nothing. (Ha.)

Well, I'm alone now. I live alone, I don't have a boyfriend, and my family is 690 miles away.

So, if you fall into this category, make use of these tips.

1. If you feel any kind of sickness coming on, get the medicine open before you lose all strength. I haven't been able to take my nighttime medication because I still can't get the bottle open. Even the pills that I have to take the foil backing off of took a lot out of me.

2. "Puffs Plus Lotion Tissues with Vicks" will save your nose from losing all protective layers of skin. Make sure you buy this before you can't leave your bed.

3. Give a friend a key to your house. My door has been locked ever since I walked in, and I was tempted to ask Anthony to come over and open my medicine for me, but I didn't think I'd make it to the door.

4. Cover your bed in blankets. Layers and layers of blankets. I keep my house pretty cold to save on utilities, but when you're running a fever, it's ten times colder. I didn't want to move to get up and get more blankets, so I just shivered. It was awful.

5. Create a barrier around your bed with the tissues, thermometer, medication, lots of water, blankets and phone charger. Not wanting to move makes this really, really beneficial.

6. Keep a trash can close by. You will not want to pick crumpled tissues up later.

7. Move bed into the bathroom. That way, you can slide onto the toilet when you finally have to pee.

8. Make sure you have moisturizer on hand so that your face doesn't look so chapped the next morning.

9. Don't worry about the gym, because you'll probably have some chiseled abs by the time you get done coughing.

10. Eat the foods you hate, because you won't be able to taste them!

Well, that's about it. :)

Maybe this will help some people prepare for future sickness, because I definitely could have used some preparing.

Obviously I'm doing somewhat better, or I wouldn't be able to type, but honestly, I probably won't leave my couch until Tuesday. (Yes, I moved from the bed to the couch. Haha..)



la petite lydia said...

Even though you are sick, this post is awesome.

But, I hope you get to feeling better! It is awful being sick.

Katie said...

Eeek! This doesn't sound like fun. I enjoyed reading your tips though. Go you still being awesome when you're so ill! I hope you're feeling a lot better soon.

Liz said...

:) thanks, guys!

Gale said...

it's tuesday and i hope you are feeling better lizzery! i love #7 tip btw! haha

Lillian said...

I'm so sorry you were sick. I hope you're feeling better!

I have to admit this blog made me smile and grimace. I hate being sick and home alone and I could just imagine how I'd be if I were in your shoes. . . I'd have my place packed and be moving back with my family the day my fever broke. I am a wimp!!