So I’ve been feeling pretty shitty for the past couple of weeks, like sick shitty. My hair was falling out again, I had lost weight and I was a couple weeks late. I chalked it up to stress, after all, everybody get’s stressed. And I was working 30 hours a week with 16 hours of class. I barely am getting sleep keeping up with school and work, and the last time I had a day off was well..who knows when.
Not to mention I tend to drink a bit on the weekends, but I assumed that it was just my body under stress and alcohol.
However, last Wednesday I couldn’t get out of bed. See, the day before i had worked from 9AM-2PM then had class until 6, only to get home and rush through some math homeowork due the next day. I fell asleep exhausted and only for a couple of hours but overall fine.
Until I tried getting up for class that morning, I raised my head off the pillow and my vision swam. I could barely get myself into a sitting position, before the world rushed at me and I almost pitched forward out of my bed. I landed back on my bed, and for the next couple of minutes tried to will my body to get out of bed, but every move made my vision blur and my head swirl, and I instinctively curled up into my bed and skipped my first class.
IN my hazy state of mind, I just tried to argue that I was probably dehydrated and exhausted, and some sleep would leave me fine. Wrong. I got up an hour later and barely made it to the kitchen before I got dizzy, I crawled into bed then and called it a day. The rest of the evening was filled with fevers, shakes, and what my roommate dubbed it “Jenn-dying-time”
The next day I dragged myself to work, and could barely function, I think my manager got it and sent me home early. I took a midterm (failed), and crawled back into bed.
On Friday, I felt good enough to go to the health center for some tests, they took blood and piss and told me to call back in a couple of days. So I went home with some Ibuprophen and then went to work.
I called back today and I have been diagnosed with Chronic Mono, in other words, at any given time when my body is triggered by a number of issues (stress, simple illness, etc) I can get a flare up of mono. So every time I get sick, I got a huge chance of it turning to full blown mono. So basically, I can have a flare up every other day.
I HATE EVERYTHING.