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Relapse of Mono
The Physician's Assistant, Whitney, called me to talk about the blood work we took a week ago. Short version: Epstein-Barr, which is pretty common but usually latent. Mine acted up, and I had what amounts to a relapse of mononucleosis, or "mono."

As I said on the Twitter feed, the diagnosis may have been mono, but it felt more like Dolby Surround Sound 5.1.

[rimshot]

Anyway, I'm fine now. As an added bonus, I'm not crazy. I really WAS sick. Also, I have yet another reason to eat nutritiously. A strong immune system is the best defense against another relapse. Okay, okay, fine. I'll have another salad.
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maritzac From: maritzac Date: January 26th, 2010 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Very glad it turned out to be something not horrible. Cheers!
hippydippymama From: hippydippymama Date: January 26th, 2010 05:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Are you getting enough vitamin D? Crappy Utah weather being what it is, most people need more than they can get from sunlight in the winter time.
norroway From: norroway Date: January 26th, 2010 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought Epstein-Barr was chronic fatigue, not mono. Or are the two related? Either one sucks.
hippydippymama From: hippydippymama Date: January 26th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Same virus, different diseases. No one's really sure what causes chronic fatigue- the popular theory is that it's a low-level case of mono that never really goes away.
jecook From: jecook Date: January 26th, 2010 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)
http://instantrimshot.com

Glad to hear you are feeling better.
gurgi From: gurgi Date: January 26th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)
As an added bonus, I'm not crazy.
Well, not about this, anyways...

:)
unspeakablevorn From: unspeakablevorn Date: January 26th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
..your blood has a subwoofer?
misterflames From: misterflames Date: January 26th, 2010 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)
What do aquatic dogs have to do with this?
becky_black From: becky_black Date: January 26th, 2010 07:02 am (UTC) (Link)
It's good to know that you're not crazy.

Immune system boosters - onions and especially their cousin GARLIC! I eat plenty of it and take a supplement. It's great. Good for the heart too.
ccdesan From: ccdesan Date: January 26th, 2010 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Good for the clean diagnosis. That's better than going along thinking "what the hqiz is the matter with me." Glad you're on the mend.
zenkitty_714 From: zenkitty_714 Date: January 26th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you're feeling better, and that you got a diagnosis! Mono sucks.
Will Noble From: Will Noble Date: February 17th, 2013 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)
good blog :) more info on the mono virus at www.what-is-mono.info if required
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