It’s been over a month since my last blog and I miss it dearly, so I’m back! As a first-year student, it’s just about certain that you’re going to have to live with someone. For a lot of us, it was someone we didn’t know until meeting them in August. Although that may not be the case for every set…
Everyone. Is. Getting. Sick.
Last week, someone in Lima had bronchitis. Even though she’d been on antibiotics for 24 hours, we all were been walking around with our scarves up to our mouths, trying not to breathe in her infected air.
Let’s face it, as much as we love someone, we absolutely positively do not want to share their germs.
But… if we do get sick, what do we do?
First of all, visit health services and see what is going on and if your illness is hospital-worthy. Usually we can tell ourselves, but a second opinion never hurts.
The next step is to drink lots and lots of tea. There are tons of different medicinal teas that you can buy, but really any kind of tea helps. Honey in tea instead of sugar is really good for your throat, and HONEYstly it kind of tastes better (in my humble opinion).
Foods with garlic in them really fight colds and infections. Garlic is literally a super food. So if Peter at the action station is making pasta and you can get garlic, ask for extra. Trust me.
Don’t go to class. I’m serious. If you really are that sick, you’re not going to learn anything at all. You will be miserable and blowing your nose and coughing and spreading your germs to everyone. The best thing you can do for yourself, and the good of the campus, is take a sick day. This is not to say that if your nose is a little runny you should skip class!!! I’m pretty sure everyone knows how sick is too sick. Not sick of your class or your teacher, but your immune system is literally raging a war inside of you to battle an illness.
Wash your hands. Hand sanitize them. Wipe down the surfaces in your dorm especially door knobs, and your keyboard and mouse wouldn’t hurt either. The other day, my friend Maria barged into my room and sprayed Lysol spray EVERYWHERE. That is dedication, my internet friends.
Don’t be afraid to call your mom if you really do get sick. She knows about this stuff and would definitely be glad to hear from you, even if you’re all stuffed up.
PS- My personal favorite tea to drink when I’m sick is Lemon Lift. It’s super refreshing, and honey and lemon go together like PB&J.
Hello There! There’s been plenty of activity since my last post and my return to Albany and Saint Rose. Recently, I along with twenty women from the college (twenty undergraduates and one staff member–Hi Mary!) headed to a community garden to volunteer our time for Reach Out Saint Rose. Reach Out Saint Rose is a day where Saint Rose students,…
As a tour guide and 2-time Orientation Leader, I’ve answered hundreds of questions about life at Saint Rose, my experiences, and college life in general. Lately, upon hearing that I am graduating in May, they have asked what are your plans for next year? It’s been about 4 years since I received my acceptance letter from Saint Rose and time…
I took some tours just for incoming students and parents to really see what the 3 freshmen dorms look like (what? 3? YES- the current Golub/McCarthy Hall will be Golub Hall and for first year students). Check them out and as always feel free to comment!!