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If You Feel Sick, Get Out of Bed!

Famous words from my mother: “If you feel sick, get out of bed!” The idea behind this line is that when you’re feeling sick, don’t lay around and think about it but get up and get moving. Obviously I’m not talking about the throwing-up-constantly-fever-of-100.2-can-barely-function type of illness, but those times when you just feel yucky and have a sore throat and a cold or a headache. That’s the boat I’m in right now.

I blame it on work, and not because I’m around sick patients all day. This weekend I was charge nurse and the charge nurse’s desk is situated right in front of the air conditioner, which was on full blast thanks to a certain doctor who shall remain nameless. By the end of Saturday I had a mild sore throat. Sunday, it was a little bit worse. Monday, the sore throat was now a sore throat + cough, and you can guess how it progressed from there. Today’s Thursday and I’m working the evening shift, and I. feel. yucky. I went to bed last night at 8:30 and slept all the way through till 9am. I didn’t want to get up this morning, but I could just hear my mom’s voice in my head, telling me to get up and get moving. I feel a bit better now and am actually planning to work out once I get enough fluids in me. Something about running really does make a cold seem a little less worse, you know? Or at least it does for me – I swear I breathe easier once I’ve finished a run.

So, I’m off to the treadmill, then off to work. I am so happy that I have tomorrow as a holiday and don’t have to work the weekend, either, so it’s no work for me till Monday! Have a great day, everyone!
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7 thoughts on “If You Feel Sick, Get Out of Bed!

  1. My mom used to tell me that all the time..

    I still blame her for not being able to call in sick to work. Like ever.

  2. My mom always used to tell me the same thing! I suppose some of it's psychological…if I sit around and wallow, I probably am not going to feel any better. I think my mom just secretly didn't want me to miss school, though!

  3. I feel the same way. When I'm feeling yucky, you need to get up and do something, it makes you forget about it 🙂

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