Saturday, July 28, 2012


My doctor finally called me back late yesterday. All my blood work is great, everything is right where it should be. Except...

One of the reasons I went to the doctor is I have been feeling tired. More tired than usual. Ridiculously, obscenely tired. Get out of bed and want to crawl right back in tired. T.I.R.E.D. Fall on my face tired.

Yesterday the doctor asked if I had been sick about a month ago. Uh, yeah, I figured it was a combo of allergies, sinus infection, summer cold. I was wrong. Turns out, it is


Can you friggen believe it? I am 42 years old and I have mono. WTF is that?

If you have had mono in the past (I had it in high school) the virus stays dormant in your body. For the vast majority of people there are no recurrences of symptoms. But there are cases when there is a recurrence. Other illnesses or stress can cause mono to recur. I had no idea. The doctor thinks my long term high stress level combined with a rough allergy season weakened my body enough to cause a recurrence.

Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done for it. Doc said the fatigue could last a couple of weeks or a few months and I just need to ride it out. I am glad to know it is nothing too serious. I am less than thrilled because it has wrecked havoc with my ability to concentrate on this damn schoolwork. 

Off to finish a paper, take a nap, and do another paper. Tomorrow will be a repeat of today.


  1. Mono -- ugh! I had it back when I was 15, and I hope I don't need to deal with a recurrence. I can imagine it, and the thought makes me just shudder.

    At least you have an answer. I hope it passes more quickly than slowly!!

  2. WOW! That is bizarre! I know of a few people having it the past couple of years, but they were all teenagers/early 20s...

    It's good to have an answer; frustrating not to be able to really do anything about it.

  3. Hopefully you recover quickly.

  4. Oh man! I hope you feel much better soon! Take it easy and take care of yourself! xoxo