It all started back in August when I started to get these wicked headaches after my period had already started. Every day the headaches got worse and more intense. Then, several days after the start of that, I started to get these chills and a fever before bed, which turned into night sweats. That was on August 28th, the night the hubs went out of town for a full week.
Every single day since then I've had a fever, I've had a headache, I've been overcome with complete and utter exhaustion.
Every single day and night. But no other real symptoms.
I went to the doctor last week. Things didn't get better so I returned on my birthday and he sent me to the ER. I cried. I was just so tired and so scared.
I was in the ER for nearly 6 hours. They took blood, x-rays and were real nice. Finally before my release the doctor decided to forgo the spinal tap to absolutely rule out meningitis since he figured I'd be in much worse shape than I was and sent me home with the probable diagnosis of mono.
The kissing disease.
I just turned 39.
95% of people by 35 won't get mono because they've already had it in some way before.
They prescribed some pain meds for the headaches, told me if things got worse, if I started to feel ANY pain on my right side, that I need to go back to ER otherwise check back in with my doc in 2-4 days.
I've never been so tired in all my life.
The energy it's taken to write this post is ridiculous.
I miss playing with my baby girl. That's the hardest about all of this I think.
But as long as I keep on keeping on, one day I'll get healthier and will be able to play with her again.
And maybe then I can celebrate my birthday.