Top Ten Worst Things About Being Sick

Being sick? Ain’t nobody got time for that! The common cold, the flu, food poisoning, and all the other interesting things that get thrown our way, caused by cold and flu season, winter, poor hygiene, poor food handling practices, and our extra small world makes the sick go around, and there’s not much you can do to stop it. Getting sick is inevitable, it seems. Even the most cautious person can get the stray sneeze at a restaurant, or the pen that sickie used last at the bank. It’s almost enough to make one a hermit. Matter of fact, if this list doesn't seem very good, it's because I'm writing it sick!

The Top Ten

1 Feeling Crappy

Yeah, I agree. Nobody wants to catch the cold/flu, throw up, have high fevers, etc. - Stazemar000

True that was me today it sucked

It wastes a day or two of your life because you can’t do anything except lie there moan and groan and scream in pain and sleep all day

I feel like we should get this out of the way right away. No one likes to feel bad, that’s it. We spend our entire lives trying to avoid pain and discomfort, it’s in our nature. No one wants a stuffy nose, or a cough, or diarrhea, or a headache, and no one ever wants to throw up. It sucks to feel crappy!

2 Missing Appointments

This is one of the harder parts about being sick, in my opinion. I already feel like crap, I’m not myself, but I really, really need to go to the gym so I don’t lose my training sessions, or my lip waxing appointment so I can get done before Christmas photos, or whatever. But, there’s the fix that a lot of people get put in, lose my appointment slot, have to reschedule, or lose my money altogether, or just go to my appointment, and hope for the best. Unfortunately, I think most people take the former action, and then your lip waxer, or your trainer, or your therapist gets sick, and then they either miss out on work, and have to reschedule all of their people, or risk getting each and every one of their clients sick. It’s a tough decision to make, especially depending on the appointment, but people, please just cancel!

3 Having to Work While You’re Sick

Same when you go to school when your sick, and you can't find a way to go home sick

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4 Being So Sick That You Can’t [Blank]
5 Being Gross
6 Missing Work
7 Having to Just Wait Through it
8 Not Being Able to Sleep
9 Friendly Sick Advice
10 Going to the Doctor

Yeah waiting in the waiting room is so boring and long

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The Newcomers

? You Have No Strength
? You are Left Dehydrated

The Contenders

11 The Pain

The pain's really like you're dying, that's why I not friend with disease, I really hate it, but normally we all have to be part of that, my body's in pain right now 😭. I don't do no medicine, someone tell me what to do, I have I really bad cold.

12 Missing School

This is the best part

Not when you have to go back to school and finish missing assignments but

Not going to school is nice - Gruunge

13 Diarrhea

I nearly fell asleep on the toilet in the middle fo the night several times because of this

14 Vomiting

I got in trouble for vomiting all over the bathroom floor when I was about 11 or 12. I couldn't reach the trash can in time. My mom yelled at me for it.

Whenever I vomit, my nose goes runny. - Stazemar000

Especially if it gets in your nose.

15 Stuffy Noses

What's worse is runny noses - Gruunge

16 Cold Chills

Even 2 vests, 2 blankets, and the heat is not enough!

17 Runny Nose

Especially when it's coming out like a faucet. A box of tissues a day - westofohio

18 You Could End Up in Hospital

I was told that I was hospitalized with pneumonia as a kid. I don’t remember it, but it must’ve been scary. Kids die from it. I was one of the lucky ones that have made a full recovery.

19 No Appetite

I use this to attempt to "go on a diet". It didn't work :(

20 Can't Walk

You body feels heavy - Ilikegames

21 You Can Die

You can't die of a cold, but most diseases can cause death. - imacg4

22 Nobody Believes You
23 Having to Take Uncomfortable Medicine
24 When You Have a Sore Throat, but You Aren't Sick Enough to Stay Home from School
25 Taking Medicine

I was forced to take Trianimic as a kid. It was "grape flavored", but I tasted NOTHING like grape! It tasted like DEATH! It was horrible!

26 Headaches
27 Endless Coughing and Phlegm
28 It Lasts 2 Days
29 You Feel Like You're Gonna Die
30 Can't Eat Your Favorite Foods

No chips or junk food.

31 Stuck in Bed All Day
32 Stuck at Home All Day
33 It Ruins Your Day or Plans
34 Your Parents Complain and Get Mad at You When You Say that Your Body is Aching
35 No Junk Food
36 You Sleep All Day
37 Gross Medicine that You Must Take

Grape-flavored Triaminic tastes so nasty!

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