I am slowly reaching that point in the semester where I feel I have created a rut for myself.
I have done away with checking what classroom number my classes are in.
My body is running on a biological clock regarding what time I need to get up.
I no longer think of what my schedule will be like the next day, and I have exhausted all of my cute outfits for class and have replaced them with my comforting favorites, yoga pants.
I am drained.
I swear the idea of going to bed before midnight is a figment of my imagination.
It will never happen, ever.
What is exasperating me this week is how quickly this semester is heading.
One minute I was glad to be back at school and now I am counting the days until summer.
The word stress for me is an understatement.
Every time I turn around another essay is due, another quiz or another exam.
This is college. I get it. Of course, there is a lot of work.
Right now I do not care. I am just sitting in the library with a venti cup of Starbucks brooding over the amount of work that is due for me in the next two weeks. To top off my stress I have had a cold that had progressively gotten worse.
So, I want to dedicate this article to the nurses and doctors at Etter Health Care, for their treatment.
When I woke up Saturday morning I felt awful and begrudgingly drove myself to Etter at the early time of 7 a.m.
That is hands down the earliest I have ever been awake and out on a Saturday.
Campus was deserted ,and I felt like the only person on earth.
I will never again wake up that early on a Saturday, on a college campus.
The feeling of loneliness that encompasses you is unbearable.
Regardless, a nurse greeted me at the door, treated me quickly and sent me home with antibiotics that have made me feel good as new.
Once I got back to my apartment I continually thought of how quick and efficient Etter actually is. A lot of people complain that the nurses and doctors there do not do anything for you.
I think the people that say this, are cry babies who do not have anything wrong with them but have convinced themselves otherwise.
If you do not have a fever, infection, or are vomiting uncontrollably or are missing a limb, they are going to say you have a cold and send you on your way.
Get over it.
The nurses can give you medicine to treat the common cold for free.
Students have the ability to take Advil, Nyquil, Robitussin, cough drops and other medicine for free.
Antibiotics are not meant for a cold.
So unless you have an infection, deal with it.
That is all you can do. The nurses and doctors at Etter know what they are doing. They are easy to talk to, and are looking out for our well-being.
Etter is open from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Anyone with a busy schedule can fit time in to go if they are sick.
The last thing I needed was to have a sinus infection on top of the work that I have for class.
Now, I can focus on the task at hand with no illness plaguing me. I am so tired of everyone assuming that their common colds are Malaria, and immediately need to be admited to an emergency room.
It is winter, and we are all bound to suffer a cold eventually.
So to the nurses and doctors who work their hardest for the students at SU, thank you.