Sicky von Sickerson

It’s common knowledge about me that I don’t handle being sick very well at all. I very, very rarely actually get sick, but when I do, I’m SUCH a wimp. Hey, at least I admit it, right? I just want to lay in bed all day, drink Sprite (it’s probably all mental, but my parents used to give me Sprite as a kid when I was sick to “settle my stomach”, and now I swear it actually makes me feel better), and watch movies.

Between running a marathon, celebrating my birthday, Thanksgiving, moving my parents into their new house, and having plans every single night this week, I’ve exhausted myself. I’ve heard that after long races your immune system is weakened and you are more susceptible to catching a cold. I really started to feel it on Saturday and since then it’s only gotten worse.

Being sick SUCKS! The last two days it’s been really hard for me to get through work, and I’m sure my co-workers don’t like to listen to me coughing call day long, so I decided to take the day off work today. I’ve got a jam-packed weekend coming up, so I need to be healthy!

So, here is what I’m doing to make a speedy recovery:

Drink tea out of my favorite mug

Green tea, although I think it tastes like dirt, makes my throat feel so much better. So, I suck it up and drink it for the sake of health.

see isn’t it cute?

Sleep…A LOT.

When I’m sick, I sleep for like 10-11 hour stretches. Does it help? I don’t know, but I’ve heard that rest is good. Sorry there’s no picture, that would be weird if someone took a picture of me while I was sleeping.

Get hopped up on meds

Not in an unsafe way. I’ve taken Nyquil before bed and Dayquil twice during the day. I’m not sure if it’s actually helping me get better, but it sure is helping me deal with it and sleep. For that, I am thankful.

Eat Oranges

Once again, not sure if this actually helps or if it’s a myth, but oranges are supposed to be a good source of Vitamin C which helps boost your immune system thus making you feel better. I actually really like oranges, so this is a win for me.

Watch Harry Potter

There’s no problem that a teenage wizard (wise beyond his years) can’t solve. No, but really, this is serious.

Here’s to hoping your health is better than mine. And here’s to hoping this cold goes away quickly.

What are your personal cold-remedies?

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  1. 1. Gargling warm salt water…or actually sometimes taking little sips of it to get rid of a sore throat!
    2. Chicken Noodle Soup…from Dukes…at least that’s how I remedied my first JMU cold so long ago. But any chicken noodle soup always makes me feel a little better.
    3. Alka Seltzer…my mom swears up and down that if she feels like she’s getting sick and she takes one, she won’t get sick.

    • Oh man…I sure could go for some Dukes right now (or any time), that’s for sure! I’ll definitely need to try the salt water and alka seltzer. Thanks for the tips!

  2. Get well soon Caitness !

    1.- I like to drink tons of Orange Juice (with pulp)
    2.- If you have a sore throat, taking a spoonful of natural honey is the best remedy
    3.-Chicken soup with some lemon drops added really helps as well.

  3. I just sleep when I have a cold, or drink a herbal tea.


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