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Jeanne

WOE is ILLNESS

by Jeanne on September 20, 2012

in College Life

Hello Everyone,
Well the FLU is about, so watch out! I have, unfortunately, caught the bug and it is one of those colds that stuff up your nose so much you can’t breathe! People usually lay in bed, drink lots of orange juice, and sleep it off. I did no such thing. I had my orange juice, some vitamins, Robitussin, and went on my merry way through classes and various other tasks. I HIGHLY do not recommend this. If you are one of those people out there with your nose running faster than you can walk to get a tissue, get to bed; immediately. Powering through a day ill not only prolongs the illness, but spreads the illness! Sounds logical so do it! I am pretty stubborn when it comes to colds, but I am slowly changing my ways and being more considerate about not spreading germs. And by germs, I mean cold and flu. I do not mean every bacterium we come into contact with on a daily basis.

Just follow basic germ courtesy rules. For instance, when you sneeze or cough cover your mouth with the inside of your elbow. DO NOT use your hands! If you do, simply GermX them or wash them in the bathroom. Runny nose? Keep tissues close at hand or go to the bathroom to clear that cave. No one wants to see the bats escaping. If you feel bad enough, it WILL show on your person. Take your “sick time” to have “you time.” It is a great excuse and will give your body time to rest up for a tougher day. This was my biggest concern this past week, but stay posted for happenings at Fontbonne. We have lots coming your way!!!

Jeanne :)

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