Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Of dog hair, Oreos, and kissing diseases

I have mono.

There, I said it. I've been sick for approximately....97 months? No, really, since mid-May. I finally went to the doctor at the end of May since I was sleeping about 20 hours a day and still feeling like shit, and that was the diagnosis.

If you're friends with me on Facebook, you've already had to endure daily updates and whining about it, so I'll spare you. I will say that I'm finally feeling better, thankyouverymuch. Better enough that I had copious cocktails last weekend and was feeling like my normal self.

How does one get mono as an adult? Well, I had it in middle school. Apparently every person has the virus dormant in their bodies, and if you've had it as a kid then if you get it again as an adult if you're under extreme stress. Which I can't believe anyone would categorize me as being highly stressed, what with my father dying and me hating my job and the current economic conditions and a nine-year-old going on twenty-nine. Oh, and crazy in-laws with a psychotic dog? And a good amount of friend drama to boot? Nope, not me.

On the good side, I caught up on all the sleep I've missed since 2001 and also got to watch a good amount of the Casey Anthony trial. I can honestly say that between the trial and the whole hanging chad fiasco, I will never move to Florida. NEVER.

Also, I've gotten to spend lots of time with the dogs. They are the funniest critters ever. Rufus is still his regular curmudgeonly self, and Nick is this goofy, loving lion-looking dog. The dog hair is driving me nuts, but that's what lint rollers are for. I won't go into the thousands of dollars in damage that Nick has inflicted on our beautiful master bathroom. I'll let you conjure that visual up yourselves.

I still love Oreos. Oreos also love me, since they won't leave my ass.

Missed y'all...


Boo's Mom said...

Poor you! I had mono my senior year of high school and I know how miserable it can be and how long it can linger. And, I didn't have a family to take care of! I noticed your comment on my "Darby's Daily." My niece went to Mary Washington (and lives in Fredericksburg as does my daughter and her husband.) My niece is 40-something, too. Did you know her -- Melinda Muth?

Builder Mama said...

The name doesn't ring a bell...however, I transferred in as a junior in 1991 and lived off-campus due to lack of dormitory space. Pretty much 90% of my classes at this point were English/Linguistics so I had a very, very small circle of people that I knew. It was a wonderful school and a great town. I actually got to go back about 5 years ago and was on the construction team for the new graduate school building. :-)

MPPs Mom said...

Miss you too!

Regular oreos or double stuffed? just curious.

Really glad to hear you are feeling better.

super giant hugs ;)

Builder Mama said...

Regular. The cookie and cream ratio has to be just right...and double-stuf is almost too much cream. Almost. They'll do in a pinch though.

Taryn said...

Sorry to hear you were under the weather, esp. for such along time! Glad you are feeling better .