1. You realize that you never truly appreciated your good health until now.

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2. Even though the doctor says it’s “just a cold,” you are pretty positive it’s actually death right around the corner.

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Or at least the flu. Something really bad, you know?

3. And this damn thermometer MUST be broken, because your fever is wayyyy higher than that.

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4. No one understands your anguish.

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No one.

5. And some people are actually rather rude about it, in fact.

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6. But for everyone who doubts you now…you’ll show them.

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They’ll see.

7. You definitely should NOT have googled your symptoms.

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8. But you definitely should have read the medicine bottle descriptions a bit more carefully.

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Side note: You should definitely NOT take NyQuil and DayQuil at the same time. That can be really bad for your liver, because you will be ingesting too much acetaminophen at one time.

9. You can’t remember why you once found this picture so funny.

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HA HA VERY FUNNY GUYS.

10. You really wish you had used protection.

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You know, before you caught the plague. (On a related note, learn how to wash your hands the RIGHT way here.)

11. Your boyfriend/roommate/BFF really doesn’t seem to get the urgency here.

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DON’T YOU REALIZE THAT I’M SICK?

12. The definition of “romance” has changed a bit in the past few days.

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Swoon.

13. Although there mayyyy be an upside to this whole snotty, coughing, miserable thing.

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14. And some doctor’s orders you can definitely get behind.

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15. At least your Snapchat game is still strong.

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16. And so is your sense of humor.

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If you say so yourself.

17. And if you really really think about it, there are at least some people on this earth who understand you and know your anguish.

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Stay strong, fellow sufferers. Stay strong.

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