Every Horrific Stage of Contracting Freshers’ Flu at Uni
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.
me, trying to convince myself that the freshers flu isn't starting to develop pic.twitter.com/IjaWHFyh9o
— janabanana (@avenged_llama) September 28, 2016
2. So you try to power through, not wanting to miss out on anything.
3. You allow your housemates to talk you into going out again.
And again. And again.
Freshers flu doing me dirty but still going out tonight to complete the 7 day streak🍻
— Jasmine (@jxsmineprice) September 22, 2017
4. While generally refusing to accept that you are ill.
5. But the more you try ignore it, the worse you begin to feel.
6. Until you finally have to accept that you are actually not fine. At all.
Freshers flu is real and is happening
— Big S ⛵️🚀 (@bigpr1ncess) September 21, 2017
7. And you suddenly regret not believing the rumours about how bad it can get.
Lol thought people were being weak talking about freshers flu but now it's hit me and I'm ready to write my will
— Jade Edey (@jadelizedey1) October 3, 2016
8. You go to your housemates for sympathy…
9. But at this point, they’re either suffering just as much as you…
our entire flat has freshers flu and we're all slowly dying
— alice (@alicemcb_) September 24, 2016
10. Or refusing to see you because they don’t want to catch it too.
11. Slowly but surely you start to feel worse and worse.
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.
13. But you have no choice, so you brave the outside world and pray you don’t see anyone you know.
14. While re-evaluating how ready you were for independent life.
15. You drag yourself to lectures in a final attempt to pretend you’re fine.
16. But it doesn’t go well.
Me in a lecture with freshers flu pic.twitter.com/ahrF6ft69K
— Amy ☀️ (@AmyBevis1) October 3, 2014
17. And you now feel even worse because everyone was coughing.
18. You eventually reach a point where you literally forget how it feels to be healthy.
WHEN WILL I STOP HAVING FRESHERS FLU THIS IS A JOKE
— charlotte (@char_beresford) October 14, 2015
19. And start to question what’s going to become of you.
freshers flu is a myth i've just str8 up got ebola i swear
— hash noodle (@jgilb_) September 29, 2016
20. After what feels like an actual lifetime, you do eventually start to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
21. And in the end, although it wasn’t the best start to your year…
22. At least you can say you had the true Freshers experience and lived to tell the tale.
There’s always a silver lining. 😅