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Mono is Stupid
After thinking I was just loaded down from stress, I finally just went to the doctor because I felt kinda horrible. The first time I went they assumed I had strep and sent me home with giant antibiotic pills I had to cut into fourths because they were SO DAMN HUGE. Also, if you left them too long in your mouth (swallowing pills was kind of hard with horribly swollen tonsils), they tasted like what my friend describes as an “acidic asshole.”
She was right.
Anyways, 10 days and 20 pills later I still have disgusting tonsils, so they took my blood and said, “WHELP, YA GOT MONO!”
It all kinda adds up. Two weeks ago I was walking around like a sore zombie and was taking Tylenol to stop muscle aches while trying to write several papers. I had chills and I kept sweating too, but I thought I was just disgusting and sweaty because I just am. I felt better after a week or so but my tonsils still look like fat fish with ick or an ugly dalmatian.
One thing I hate is people automatically assumed I got it from my boyfriend. For one thing, he’s never had mono. Mono can be transferred in ways other than kissing such as sharing drinks or possibly taking fries from someone that has previously had mono like I realized I did.
The point is, I have no idea how I got mono. It’s useless to try and figure out where it came from. What’s most important is I’ve been forbidden from playing tackle football (not just football, TACKLE football).
Here’s what I found was helpful in making my time with mono more tolerable and less shitty:
1) Lavender Tea with Honey: It was really soothing on my asshole tonsils and tasted great.
2) Leisure Reading: I barely remember the last time I read a BOOK for fun. School and work are time suckers. Maybe you don’t want to read something heavy like Faust (I love me some Deutsch dramas), but it’s nice to curl up into a ball and read and you feel like a truck hit you in the spleen.
3) Noodles: I MEAN IT’S LITERALLY CARBS MY FAVORITE FOOD GROUP!
That’s it. That’s basically all you need. And Tylenol.
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