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Falling apart at the seams August 26, 2008

Filed under: daily grind,meow! — airingdirtylaundry @ 9:45 pm

So it seems that I have mono.

It started off last week with a sore throat and a double earache.  I went to the doctor and got started on some antibiotics.  No big deal.  We had planned on going to Harrisburg last weekend to visit my friend Amy and her 7 week old baby, so I just wanted to make sure I was healthy before I drove 4 hours to spread my germs to them.

By the end of last week, the earache was gone, but I still had a sore throat.  I called the doctor’s office, hoping to be given a stronger antibiotic (since the one they had prescribed for me wasn’t very effective when they gave it to me back during the never-ending sickness of January and February 2008).  Instead, I was given a needle in the arm and the possibility of having mono.

We canceled our trip to Harrisburg, and I took it easy all weekend.  A lot of sleep, reading, sleep, fooling around on the internet, sleep, playing with the kitten, and more sleep.  Sounds great, but still being exhausted on Monday when I dragged myself to work made it seem like the whole weekend was just a dream.

I got the call today that it’s definitely mono and the only thing I can do is rest.  You don’t have to tell me twice–nothing like being prescribed to sleep!  I feel like all I’ve done for the last week is drag myself to work, struggle through the day, drag myself through whatever errands have to be run, and then go home and crash.  I am in a complete fog.  I’ve never felt anything like this.  It’s like I can’t get caught up–the more I sleep, the more tired I get.  Very strange.  And no amount of Rock Star or Monster or coffee has helped.

So, even though I just slept for 1 1/2 hours after work, I’m going back to bed and hoping that I’ll be able to put a coherent post together within the next few days or so.  In the meantime, I leave you with this little bundle of energy and cuteness:

maybe I cant sleep very well because this ones favorite hobby is chewing on my hair.

maybe I can't sleep very well because this one's favorite hobby is chewing on my hair.

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5 Responses to “Falling apart at the seams”

  1. Oh no! So sorry to hear that you have Mono. I know just how evil it can be. I had mono in 5th grade. I missed the last month and a half of school since I had 103+ temperature the entire time. My brother was diagnosed with Mono right after he graduated from pharmacy school. He took his boards and then went for a blood test since he felt so awful.

    As your doctor said, the best thing is to rest. If you feel tired listen to your body and do not push it, just drink lots and lots of fluids.

    Feel better soon 🙂

  2. lorimo Says:

    I hope you feel better soon!

  3. Sydney Says:

    I hope you feel better very soon! I got the package you sent yesterday! You are too sweet! How did you find time/strength to do that while being sick? I really love the cards! Wish you lived closer so we could do coffee or tea or something! Hang in there!

  4. Aubrey Says:

    Get well soon!! I have heard mono is a major pain in the you-know-what!

    What a cute kittie you have. I always find it relaxing when my fat cat plays with my hair LOL!

  5. lori Says:

    I just found out that I have mono…
    I had it in college and I guess you really can get it again. I hope that you are feeling better. Me? I have quite a ways to go and can’t seem to get enough sleep. I wish I had a new kitten to keep me company. 🙂


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