I Got The Flu Mad Early | VEDA Day 16 of 30

MY THROAT IS ON FIRE! hey yeah, hey yeah. MY THROAT IS ON FIRE! Interestingly enough I sound exactly like Alicia Keys. [laughing] Boop. Hey YouTube world, it’s me, Evelyn. So, little factoid about me and my childhood, I was…I got sick a lot. There are photos of me just tryna partake in regular human activities, like I can barely stand but I’m holding the glass of sparkling cider up, just tryna ring in the new year, nawwmsayin’? Like I’m just trying to hold on. Whether it was allergies, with my eyes swole shut or actual viruses, like I was just sick. [coughing] Mm. So in the spirit of sicknesses, past and present, I’m gonna tell y’all the story of how I was one of the first people in the city of Austin, to get the flu. This was a couple years ago, I had just got back to the States, because I was visiting Doyin in South Korea. Watch the vlogs, girl, yes I went to South Korea. I was there for 2 weeks, I come back, BOOM, I get sick. Ugh. But this was different. Instead of getting better over time, I was getting decidedly worse. I can’t sleep, I have to sleep sitting straight up, or else I’ll die. When I wake up in the morning I’m on fire. I’m so hot, even my skin is too much. My pillow is wet. A normal person would call on a friend, a loved one, ya know what I mean? A coworker, even. But not me! I’m driving so recklessly, I didn’t realize how delirious I was. And it was nothing [nigerian accent] but the grace of God, that I made it to that hospital in one piece. I swing to the left, thank God I didn’t hit the guardrail because that’s how reckless my left turn was. I was so loosey-goosey, I was not even in control of my motor skills, yet I’m driving a motor vehicle. So I’m on this grimy, can I say grimy clinic floor, laying down, because what is…what is an upright stance? She takes my temperature and gives me that look. You know if you’ve ever been just reckless with your health, the nurse or the doctor gives that look like, “Now why did you…what are…” I have a 103.5 fever. I’m sitting there on that lil’ table with a grey t-shirt, and there’s sweat. Like I’ve sweat through my clothes. The doctor says, “Oh my goodness, you have the flu, about 3 months early.” She said, “I don’t know if I have the proper flu test for you, I’m gonna give you last years flu test.” I was like, whatever. She swabs like the inner workings of my sinuses, “You’re the first case of the flu that me or my colleagues have seen.” I [skrrrt] drive to the Walgreens, the CVS, or wherever. This pharmacist reads the prescription and looks at me. “Tamiflu?” Looking at their calendar like, “It’s not flu season” I KNOW IT’S NOT FLU SEASON. “Ma’am, I don’t know if I have this medication yet.” They go in the back, they actually have the medicine, nawwmsayin’? It might be from last year, I don’t know the expiration date. I go home. [skrrrt] Hop in my bed, take the Tamiflu, and within a couple days I’m fine. I’m peachy. I tell my parents, they’re a little angry, ya know? Uhm, tell my coworkers, my boss is like “Girl, you coulda…you coulda just… one of us would’ve taken you to the hospital!” Listen. I’m a independent woman okay? In the comments below, I don’t care. Uhhhh. See you on the Internet somewhere, BYE!

100 thoughts on “I Got The Flu Mad Early | VEDA Day 16 of 30

  1. Damn, you aren't afraid to let us know you're over it already πŸ˜‚
    But you've still got 15 days left bloop! And I'm going to need you to come up with a question for the next video girl, how else am I supposed to know what to comment?!

  2. Sweaty t shirt from 103..5 temp…$8.99.
    Guardrail from fever brained collision…$450.
    Tamiflu without health insurance….$97.
    Living to tell your story in such a way that it makes getting the flu sound hilarious…PRICELESS!!!!

  3. OMG! My brother had the worst side effects from Tamiflu! Glad you're better though.. try apple cider vinegar or hot tea with peppermint oil for your throat!

  4. You may have caught some strain of the flu in Korea that your body wasn't used to, while you were here and it laid dormant in your body or something. My first year here was me coughing and sneezing up all kinds of mucus.

  5. Once when I was in middle school I had walking pneumonia for a week and had no clue. Finally I got so sick that when I got off the bus at my stop to go home it took me an hour and a half to walk to my house which was less than a 5 min walk. My mother took me to the hospital and the doctor was literally like how are you alive. Lol good times

  6. That flu ain't no joke! I had it once like it just πŸ’£hit me at work. I was dizzy, could hardly walk. I stayed the whole day, hopped on the train, walked up 3 flights of stairs and collapsed as soon as my big toe crossed the threshold. I took some NyQuil flu, and slept for like a week. Smh

  7. That flu is no joke…I had it once in '94. Never want it again. #flushotyearly #ihavetogetitformyjobtho πŸ˜·πŸŒ‘πŸ’ŠπŸ’‰

  8. My aunty did that crazy mess!!! Her eyes were almost swollen shut and she was going to drive herself to the hospital. My reaction as a kid: how will you drive if you can't see? #independantwoman

  9. That's pretty scary! and even though you were telling this story about your past experience (I remember the south korea vid!) I was so concerned about your present health like it was happening now. lol hope you feel better.

  10. Since today's comments are a free-for-all I'll take the opportunity to just thank you for doing VEDA. I just subscribed and this is a great way to get into your channel!

  11. OMG!!! These at home remedies in the comments below are diabolical. ROTF!!! Just tell Evelyn to just drink poison. I mean some of the ingredients clearly don't mesh well but y'all are all, "it cured me." I made the mistake once of telling my supervisor of an at home remedy lemme tell you never again. They were out sick for 3 days why because my at home remedy made them puck all over the place. The take home lesson your at home remedies may only work for you only. Period.

  12. Evelyn!!! this is the second time you've told us about your reckless driving: first sleepy now feverish?! not again, we need you.

  13. I hope you feel better soon!!!!! Your story reminds me of the time I had bilateral pneumonia and drove myself to my doctor's office and as soon as I made it I passed out because I couldn't breathe. I woke up in a hospital. lol shout out to all my sick independent women…sad sad.

  14. My immune system is almost as bad. I started carrying around hand sanitizer and telling people who sneeze or cough in my vicinity to get the hell away from me. I'm less sick now but so lonely. πŸ™

  15. Lol I remember my ribs hurting so bad for like a week when I was in middle school that my mom finally took me to the doctor to get X-rays and turned out I had pneumonia… I can't believe I went so long just taking the pain? We take so much lol

  16. That Tamaflu something serious. I joked and said I was sick on a Thursday, Friday i feel bout dead and leave school early, Saturday i got the damn FLU.

  17. I came down with a bug last week. Right next door in San Antonio. Fever, raw throat, congestion. ACV, local raw honey and colloidal silver saved me! I was over it literally overnight. Right on time for FIESTA! Feel better and next time jump on that colloidal silver and ACV AS SOON as you get any symptoms. Works like a charm.

  18. I very literally was crying with laughter before she was even halfway through that story, I had to watch it twice just to actually hear everything she said while I was laughing

  19. I had the flu in February. I know all about that 103 degree temp. I drove myself to the minute clinic and the nurse told me she was going to call me transport to take me to the emergency room. Nah, boo! I'm good. I drove myself so no judgement. πŸ™ŒπŸΎ He watches over us fo sho. 😬

  20. I had to pause and tell my uncle about this!!!

    Ahaha, oh my gosh.

    But smh oh my goshhhhhhPlease feeeeel better, take the time you need for real
    Lol you're so real !

  21. I don't blame you I don't like asking either but next time please do! lol. As a consultation prize you should have been featured in the news for bringing the flu here πŸ˜‰

  22. I understand your pain girl I just got whatever the hell my body was going though that started off with my niece getting sick and then passing it to everyone else but I got it the worse (I always get the cold or flu the worst out of everybody and it lasts the lobgest) I mea. Coughing all the time, fluid built up in my ear so I was partially deaf, ear infection in my right ear, stuffed up runny nose I don't get sick that often it's been some years but that right there took the cake I just got over it a couple of days ago and lasted nearly a MONTH. so glad you're feeling better!

  23. I found out I was diabetic when I passed out in school and luckily I had a next of kin in my records so my mother was called

  24. I'm watching this video for a second time because I'm pretty sure I have the pig flu. My usual 1.5 HR drive home was only 40mins today but felt like 40hours. Pray for me fam!

  25. Evelyn mah sista, I can relate. Three weeks ago I had the flu and drove myself to the Hospital not once, but two times in a 48 hours period. Did not call a soul to help. πŸ˜‚

  26. i fell out of bed and rolled in the floor for a good 5 mins laughing !!! my god evelyn please if you arent already do stand up like girl you are hilarious !!! you truly have a talent and god given gift for story telling and comedy !!!

  27. I probably shouldn't have watched this video while trying to apply liquid lipstick. Orange streak across my face.

  28. I had to rewatch the Alicia Keyes BOOP! beginning and the "I KNOW IT'S NOT FLU SEASON!" part so many times because they bring me such joy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  29. Dear Evelyn,

    I fucking love you. Been watching your sweet nibbles of videos you've made thus far and please….please don't stop.

  30. I am just like you lmao, I have such a crap immune system and I get colds/flus/bad allergies like back to back throughout the year. So much for independent woman, my ass will act like I'm dying if you don't take care of me

  31. Thx for forging thru cuz I would ghost too & for a lot less .. then again 1 of many reasons I dont have vids/vlogs πŸ˜†

  32. BRUH THOUGH! i know i can relate to this video cuz i am sick AND YOU CAN FIGHT ME ON THIS that i am sick right now.i get sick very easily to Evelyn, you aint alone. twice every season for like a week and some days. =-

  33. I had swine flu…. My peeps told me to walk it off. it got so bad i thought everyone was trying to kill me (fever induced hallucinations)… I lived to tell the tale.

  34. i lived in South Korea for a year and a half (teaching English) and i had H1N1. The damn Swine Flu!!!! They gave me the same medication you had! One my way from walking home from the doctor's office, who by the way spoke three words of English and told me i had Swine Flu through a creative game of pictionary and head nods, i thought i saw a phoenix (insert overt faced emoji). I had a fever of 103.7 and felt like i was living my life on Heely's for a solid 45 hours. I had it in March of 2014.

  35. XD Dying. Also girl I live in Austin, I'm sure 0 people were phased by your reckless-ass driving. Everyone here drives like they're delirious, all the time.

  36. "Interestingly enough I sound just like Alicia Keys. Boop!" 🀣🀣🀣

    Dear Evelyn,
    Due to me laughing hysterically at that snarky comment I almost couldn't finish watching the video because I almost dropped my phone


    A viewer

  37. Just laughing laughing laughingπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ medicine, thank you so much for thatπŸ™

  38. I know these videos are old but it's my first time watching them and I'm laying down with pregnancy nausea, haven't been able to eat more than a banana without visiting my bathroom and how much you're making me laugh is making me feel better so thank you very much πŸ™πŸΎ

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