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22 Stages of Having Your Life Ruined By Freshers’ Flu

Contracting Freshers’ Flu is one of many rites of passage for Freshers. It’s just a shame you can’t really opt out of this one.

1. You start off thinking you can probably fight this off.

It’s just a cold, you tell yourself. You’ll be fine.

2. So you try to power through, not wanting to miss out on anything.

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3. You allow your housemates to talk you into going out again.

And again. And again.

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4. While generally refusing to accept that you are ill.

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5. But the more you try ignore it, the worse you begin to feel.

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6. Until you finally have to accept that you are actually not fine. At all.

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7. And you suddenly regret not believing the rumours about how bad it can get.

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8. You go to your housemates for sympathy…

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9. But at this point, they’re either suffering just as much as you.

10. Or refusing to see you because they don’t want to catch it too.

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11. Slowly but surely you start to feel worse and worse.

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12. And things get even harder when you realise you have none of the supplies you need to feel better.

And no energy to go out and by them.

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13. But you have no choice, so you brave the outside world and pray you don’t see anyone you know.

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14. While re-evaluating how ready you were for independent life.

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15. You drag yourself to lectures in a final attempt to pretend you’re fine.

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16. But it doesn’t go well.

17. And you now feel even worse because everyone was coughing.

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18. You eventually reach a point where you literally forget how it feels to be healthy.

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19. And start to question what’s going to become of you.

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20. After what feels like an actual lifetime, you do eventually start to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

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21. And in the end, although it wasn’t the best start to your year…

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22. At least you can say you had the true Freshers experience and lived to tell the tale.

There’s always a silver lining. 😅

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