wouldn't you like to know? (cc_gdubs_ho) wrote,
wouldn't you like to know?
cc_gdubs_ho

Since some of you have been underestimating the power of mono. Here's something to give you a little idea of why I haven't been in school for about a week and won't be for awhile. 

Mono is not something that you recover from after a few days of watching shitty daytime television. You don't just recover suddenly and spring back to your normal routine, all happy, bouncy, and energetic. If you go to say, MySpace and look at the "Mononucleosis Owns" group, you'll see that some people were still weak from it for up to THREE MONTHS after their symptoms went away. This isn't the flu, people. This is far worse. In a post on said MySpace group, someone reffered to it as the holocaust. I find that to be a rather accurate description of what goes on in one's throat.

According to CNN.com, and at least a thousand other sites, the sore throat one experiences from mono lasts for a few weeks but the swollen lymph nodes (glands, or tonsils, whichever you prefer to call them) last much, much longer. Typically one suffers the symptoms of mono for FOUR to SIX WEEKS. That's a MONTH PLUS with nothing to be done except to wait it out.

Now, I've done a Google search and in the lj-cut are the top two images I found. If nothing I've already said came across to you, than these should. Be warned; these images are not for the weak of stomach.



The left tonsil is actually alot like what mine looked like two days ago. Is't that a lovely white spot? Imagine it almost completely covering your entire tonsil. Also, this one really show how red your throat can get.


That's a pretty good picture of just how swollen your tonsils can get. Mine weren't quite that bad. I at least had a small amount of room for swallowing water, albiet painfully. And see how the uvula is sorta touching the right tonsil in this picture? Mine was pretty much surgically attached to my left tonsil which was absolutely covered in the white shit.

And I hope you all now know why I'm not in school and won't be for some time. Have a good, mono-free day and know that I envy you all in your mono-less bliss.

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hey clarence besides that being gross, I have a bunch of movies if you want them. ask and you shall receive! I forget what you were looking for but I remembered I had a lot of them.
Do you have the Notebook? I'd probably just make things worse by bawling my eyes out but I have the weirdest urge to watch it.
I do! ahaha I watched it the other day. I will bring it over tomorrow.
Yay!! Thank you!!
They should atleast give you some sort of a pain killer. I mean maybe something you can drink rather than big ass pills. Maybe if you have some nyquil you can not feel the pain??
I tried Robitussin for my sinuses and it burned my throat so I'm staying far away from any kind of liquid cold medicine. How's Mia?
Oh thats a good point. Most of those have alcohol in them and the burns like a bitch!

Mia just had eye surgery but the doctors screwed up so her husband brought up a law suit aginst the docotr. She will be a rich bitch sometimes soon!
OMG! Is she okay? It's cool that they have the lawsuit though.
yes she is fine thank god! She said that after the operation the lady forgot to give her the eyedrops that help her, so when she got home she had a raging eye infection. When she went back she found out that they forgot to give her the eyedrops and she was very very mad!!!
I'd be a little mad too. Her eyes aren't still infected are they?
oh no of course not!! The docotrs took care of it and everything. She is still very light sensitive but other than that she is expected to be fine.

Oh I'm not sure of this is a good thing or a bad thing i think its kinda bad but she said that if you miss more than 14 consecutive day you have to get a tutor. I also saw brent hendrickson or whatever his name is, and he said that he had mono last week and now all his friends have it too. I asked him if he knew you and he said "not really but i'm sure some of my friends know her very well" So if you are wondering where you got it from, voila!
who are some of his friends?
no idea :/
Oh and don't worry about the 14 day thing. I should be back by next week. I'm feeling a lot better today. Still a little weak, fatigued, and light-headed but nothing a little more rest won't fix. haha me having a tutor. That's funny.

George, I have a question. I don't know if you can answer it or if you have to ask Mia but here it goes. If you have say, 12 days of absence and you can get a doctor's note excusing you for like six of them, do you get those six days back or are you not allowed to miss anymore?
I think they are excused but you arent allowed to use anymore. I asked her becuase of my neck surgery and she said that it still counts in some weird way. I will ask her again tomorrow and let you know.
Alright. Thanks George!
You are most welcome Claire!!!

Get Well Soon!!!!