I’ll tell you the reason for this cringy and moany post title: I’ve got ‘fresher’s flu’. Which, for those of you with raised eyebrows right now, is the disgusting cold that a lot of first year students get in the first few weeks of uni. See, now I’ve had this ridiculous chesty cough for almost two weeks now and I just can’t shift it. (Yes, this post is literally going to be one massive moan about my health.) I’ve tried cough sweets, cough medicine, inhalers, water and probably other things that I can’t think of right now. But nothing has worked. Apparently it’s due to a combination of the constant consumption of alcohol and late nights. Aha, well considering that I haven’t had anything to drink since Tuesday night and that I’ve stayed in pretty much every day for the past week and that my nights haven’t been particularly late – regardless of Wednesday night when I didn’t get to bed until 4am – it seems pretty damn crazy that I’ve still got this cough going on.
If I haven’t already repulsed you and scared you off, you should know that I’m not the only one with this wretched flu; apparently is a nationwide thing. Oh, that’s until I go into a lecture and I seem to be the only one coughing up my guts for the whole session. Brilliant. So, I guess one reason for me writing this could literally be to ask for advice of what I can do to soothe these coughs and perhaps extinguish them altogether. Please be aware that I’m not prepared to visit a doctor unless the symptoms do not disappear for another 3 weeks.
Thanks for staying with me, much appreciated 😀