Things Everyone Goes Through While Sick

Have you ever noticed how illness follows a very predictable pattern? No? Just wait until you scroll through these funny photos of what it’s like to be sick! Because we all understand the inevitable beginning, middle, and thank-God-it’s-over stages of sickness, and they go a little something like this: There you are, minding your own business, when suddenly a phantom scratchiness starts to appear in your throat. Though you try your best to ignore it, the fun only spreads to include a raging headache and horrible achiness you can’t explain.
Before you know it, you find yourself on Google typing in your symptoms, only to reveal the horrible truth- you’re dying and there’s nothing you can do about it. Thus begins the stage featuring your humble requests for constant sympathy and attention from all those brave enough to come within ten feet of you. It’s only after a few long, grueling days of grappling with ridiculously hard to open medication and Netflix binging that you finally get better and vow never to go on WebMD ever again.

That Tissue Pyramid That Mysteriously Appears by Your Perch

The “Woooooo Nyquil!” Stage



The Destruction of False Hollywood Hope Phase



The Slow but Sure Recovery



Those Constant Dreams of Better Days



The Age-Old Pill Wrapper Conundrum



The Moment You Wonder Just How Far the Universe Is Planning to Take This



The “Woe Is Me” Phase



The Revenge Phase



The Medication-Induced Wise Sage Stage



The Sum of All Fears Stage



The “to Call in or Not to Call In” Internal Debate



Those Tiny Victories That Keep You Sane



When the Virus Bitch-Slaps Your Give-a-Damn



When Your Significant Other Asks if They Can Get You Anything



That Intense Longing for Soup and a Hug



The “F*ck This Stuffy Nose” Momentary Second Wind



That Horrible Moment When You Give in and Google Your Symptoms



The Momentary Panic Point



The Silver Netflix Lining



The Horrible Loneliness of the Contagious



That Panic-Stricken Moment When You’re Sure You’ve Killed Us All



Those Childlike Needs That Pop Back up Like Weeds in Spring



When Everything Tastes Like Bleh



The “Is a Little Consideration Too Much to Ask?” Phase



The Revelation of Your Inner Emo



When You Tell Your Roommate You’re Too Sick to Go Drinking



The Sympathy Seeking Stage



The Medicinal Alcoholism Phase