It sucks. Plain and simple. When I studied abroad in Spain, I luckily didn't get sick once. I have no idea how but I didn't get sick from the abrupt climate change from cold to hot in Sevilla or from the water in Morocco or from traveling to a different country ever weekend. But almost 3 months in and I came down with a bit of a cold.
It started last Wednesday night when I noticed my nose was stuffed. The next day I felt a little congested but nothing to bad. By Friday, I was congested and had a cough. On Saturday, my entire body was sore, I had a headache, and was pretty fatigued. I decided to take it easy Saturday night. However, I still felt like crap on Sunday and had stomach issues as well. Somehow, I felt loads better the next day. I was still congested and had my cough but luckily no headaches, fatigue, or stomach problems. Now it's about a week later and boom I'm feeling like a real person again.
I think the worst part about being sick abroad is not having all your comfort things with you. For example, when I'm sick, I like to drink Twinning earl gray tea. However, Twinning tea here is really expensive so I've switched to a different tea. Other things I miss are my huge white comforter that I cuddle with, my collection of Audrey Hepburn movies, and soup from Panera Bread. All these things give me comfort when I'm feeling under the weather but I don't have access to any of those things here (want to send me these things Domingo and Edel or nah?).
Another thing is coming into work. I could have easily taken off of work but I didn't have a fever so I thought why skip? As I said in my last post, the students have mid term exams so on Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday, I didn't teach any lessons and we had off yesterday due to a public holiday. Therefore, I wasn't doing much anyway so I thought it was fine to come in. This morning I taught my first class in a week and it went well and I don't feel like shit so yay! Survived my first (and hopefully last) time sick in Hong Kong!
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