When the nursing student gets sick...


So....I'm sick. Not your typical "oh, I'm a little stuffy, little cough, feel like crud, just need to sleep sick." This is your "My sinuses feel like I've had nasal surgery with extra packing, If I blew my nose outside I think my snotball would go into orbit, I'm coughing up stuff that has NO business being in my lungs, etc."

I've already called off for tonight, and hoping that I don't need to again tomorrow. I could really use a decent paycheck for a change.

So, what do I do? Well, so far nothing, but if I get the energy back, I'm going to spend my sick day writing presentation summaries, finding articles to write summaries for, and read chapters in my med-surg book.

I've got ice cream(not nutritious, but tastes good on a sore throat.), soup, noodles, and a PB sandwich planned for dinner. Planning on sitting in the shower for 20-30 mins later to break up the congestion. Drinking water continousely, to thin out said congestion....and hoping I don't have to answer the phone tonight as "I canot snd rite...tink I'm gona heck upp a lug.."

nite all....at 3:15PM....


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Yikes. I just wanted to tell you that I hope you feel better soon! And I wanted to add not to send any goobers orbiting this way :) lol.

Specializes in Peri-op/Sub-Acute ANP.

And I thought the lunar eclipse last night was a natural phenomenon. Now that I know it was just your snot in orbit, I'm not nearly so impressed!

Get well soon.


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Taketwo...that was hilarious!! Thanks for the laugh!

Specializes in Med/Surg/Bariatrics. Has 3 years experience.

I had this last weekend. Woke up with it on Friday, called in for class and stayed inside, in bed until Monday morning. I can so relate to the sinuses, that was the worst pain I have ever felt in my face, horrible!! I have no idea what I had but it lasted 3 days. I slept most of the weekend away, it was the only time I wasn't in pain b/c I took Nyquil. I was so sick it hurt to blink my eyes and walking was not an option, my body hurt so bad that even the water from the shower hurt. I just hope I dont get whatever I had back, I dont wish that on anyone.

Get well soon!!

Specializes in Cardiac Care. Has 10 years experience.

I'm hoping you're feeling better. The hot steam from the shower should be helpful. And chicken soup. I swear by it.

Get well.

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