1. When you’re feeling perfectly healthy… but then your sick coworker comes to work and sneezes all over you anyway.

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2. When you start coughing the next day.

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3. And then your throat starts to hurt… and your nose gets a bit stuffy… and you’re starting to feel really gross…

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4. And everything is ATTACKING YOUR SENSES.

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5. And it occurs to you that this is just the beginning.

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6. When you just need to go lie down. Somewhere. Anywhere.

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7. When your fever kicks into gear.

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8. And you are genuinely shocked at how terrible you feel.

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9. When you spend a bit too much time on WebMD.

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10. When you begin to think in all seriousness that this might be the end.

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11. And if it’s not the end, then it’s how you are going to feel. Forever.

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12. When you are a LITERAL snot monster, sweating and freezing at the same time, going from hot to cold to hot to cold…

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13. When you’ve had a BIT too much NyQuil…

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14. When bae needs to go to work but you won’t stay alive without them, DON’T THEY GET THIS.

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15. And when they ACTUALLY go to work and you’re upset about it all day long.

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16. When you get to the point where you’re actually ANGRY with the flu. As if it were a person.

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17. When you’ve been doing nothing but watching Netflix and feeling like death for about four days in a ROW NOW.

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18. When you wake up on day 5 and don’t actually feel like you’ve been hit by a garbage truck. PROGRESS.

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19. When the worst is finally, definitely FINALLY FUCKING OVER… but you still have a cough that lasts for like weeks.

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