Being sick freaking sucks. But if there’s one thing that sucks even more, it’s having to go to the store when you’re sick to stock up on all the illness accoutrements. During undergrad I worked at a pharmacy on campus, and was regularly exposed to all manner of germs and products with which to treat those germs. I started stocking up on supplies at the beginning of the year, so that when the inevitable welcome-back bug infected me, I’d be ready.
I made the sick version of Offbeat Bride’s “Oh shit!” kit. Having this kit handy means you can devote more time to lying on the couch and watching as many Gilmore Girls episodes as you can in a row and less time trying to look presentable to the outside world so you can buy throat drops. It also means that all of your supplies are kept in one spot. I keep mine in a big purse I never use anymore but still like the look of. It hangs in my closet, unassuming, yet handy.
Here’s what I keep in my “Oh shit I’m sick” kit:
- the expensive type of tissue with lotion (this one even has Vicks — it’s amazing)
- hot water bottle
- a movie you watch or a video game you play whenever you’re sick to comfort you
- those super warm knit socks or that giant sweater that you only wear when you’re sick
- what about colouring books and crayons? Comic books? Anything that will help kill boredom without being too taxing on your foggy brain.
Keep it someplace easy-access that you won’t forget about. Maybe even wrap it up in a pretty package to cheer you up when you have to open it.
What about it, Homies? What do you keep in your “Oh shit, I’m sick” kit?