I feel like I can’t walk a minute without hearing a sneeze, a cough, or a sniffle. Heck, I just got better and apparently its completely and totally possible to get the flu again. Something about antibodies and defenses that I don’t completely comprehend (not a doctor and healthcare PR scares me too). And gosh, if you’re going to get the flu this season, hope and pray it isn’t in New York City – the absolute worst place in the world to get the flu mostly because no one is there to take care of you, the heater is unreliable, and your small teeny tiny apartment gets smaller as you get scorching hot cabin fever. However, if your luck matches mine, its OK because you’ll survive. Here’s how:
- You’re alone and your mom is approximately 2,000 miles away. Yes it sucks. No mom means no soup. But that doesn’t mean you should hug your Seamless soup delivery guy. As happy as you are that someone cares to bring you soup
that you paid for.
- Meds and chocolate are available at your corner deli right downstairs (so are flu shots but I don’t know if I recommend that).
- Trust me, as I speak from experience, New Yorkers are considerably nicer to the girl who hasn’t showered and looks like crap if you’re brave enough to venture out.
- Water is apparently super clean in NY. That means you can literally skip a step and drink from the faucet. It’s hard to do anything when you are sick. I get it and I’m not judging. Drink away.
- Keep reminding yourself its cold outside anyways and staying in and sleeping sounds perfect on a Saturday night. Bears do it, so can you. It’s called hibernation.
Stay careful out there as the flu epidemic rages on! What other ways can you survive the flu in NYC?