I always thought flu season was right around the holidays, in December. Though, that doesn’t seem to be the case this year because people all around me are falling sick left and right and it’s the end of January. Today and yesterday, three of my six classes have been canceled because even professors are feeling ill.
I’d never wish sickness on any of my professors, but I’d be lying if I said a couple of classes off wasn’t nice. It gave me some extra time to catch up on reading and sleep. I would say it gave me some extra time to spend with friends, but a lot of my friends are getting sick, too! Last week, three of my fraternity brothers were on antibiotics and spent pretty much every day in bed. It was a sad sight, but, thankfully, they’re on the mend.
The only issue now is that everyone in my house is getting sick, one by one (myself included). We tried to fight it, but I suppose it was inevitable. Last night, instead of being active and staying up late, we all were in bed by 11 p.m. It’s going to be a long week for sure, but we’ll get through it. Thankfully, Christopher Newport offers Health and Wellness Services. They don’t prescribe medication, but they do offer flu shots. Next year, you can be sure that my housemates and I will all be first in line to make sure we don’t get sick again!