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Relapse of Mono - Howard Tayler
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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.


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)

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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