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Not mono!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hooray, it's not mono. Doc thinks it's a viral infection called herpangina, and that it will resolve itself in a few more days. I still feel middling crappy and find it next to impossible to eat, but I feel a bit better than I did yesterday. By next week, I am hoping to be back to working out. Go me?

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YULLABELLE 3/23/2012 2:20PM

    Feel Better Soon

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NEEDTOBESLIM3 3/22/2012 8:56AM

    Glad its not mono(had to look this up). Hope you feel better soon. Look after yourself. XX

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NDHUNTRESS 3/21/2012 9:26PM

    I am so glad for you that it is not mono as it is really tough on adults. Hope you feel better soon. If you have not checked them out yet protein shakes may help so you get some much needed nutrition without hurting your throat.

Sending healing thoughts your way.

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OPTIMIST1948 3/21/2012 8:47PM

    Yay not mono! Not eating, well, not a sustainable way to loose weight but there is something to be said for it. (grin!)

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KATHYSCOLLIES 3/21/2012 7:51PM

    Glad that you finally have something to go on, so that you can get better!!!

Who would have thought (way back when....) that we we might get the "Kissing Disease" at our age!!! Must be that your dr. thinks you are really only in your teens!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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NATPLUMMER 3/21/2012 7:37PM

    Go you!!! Glad you're on the mend.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/21/2012 4:21PM

    Yay, I'm glad it's not mono! I hope you do feel better soon so you can get back to normal!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The doctor now thinks I have mono. I just kind of don't have words.

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MSANITAL 3/21/2012 3:49PM

    ugg so sorry.. take care of you, get some rest.. that is the best thing you can do for you..

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NATPLUMMER 3/21/2012 11:26AM


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OBSCURANTISTA 3/21/2012 10:58AM


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TRACYZABELLE 3/21/2012 12:25AM

    Oh my-- but if it is what you have at least it is an answer for how you are feeling!

They kept thinking my daughter had mono in high school but turns out she had fibromyalgia.. undiagnosed for 5 years emoticon feel better

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EUPHRATES 3/21/2012 12:04AM

    Oh NO hon! *hugs* I hope you feel better soon sweetie!
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BARRISTER2011 3/20/2012 10:03PM

  That is the pits!


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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/20/2012 9:31PM

    And I thought you were getting better. I hope it all goes away soon.

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OPTIMIST1948 3/20/2012 8:58PM

    Mono stinks. I'm hoping you dont have it.

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GRAMMABENJI 3/20/2012 8:14PM

    i sure hope you don't. take care and get well soon

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HONBAD 3/20/2012 8:11PM

    I really hope you feel better soon! What a bummer. Sending positive, healing thoughts your way! Hang in there.

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LYNNE_08 3/20/2012 7:40PM

    I sure hope you don't my son had it when he was in high school, had to be tutored at home for 2 mos. He was so weak he could barely stand, and couldn't swallow good at all. He lived on smoothies and protein shakes for 1 1/2 mos. Then he had a re-lapse of it when he was 20 and he was even worse then, but it didn't last as long as the first time. Good Luck I pray you don't have it.

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Have to think about the summer schedule

Monday, March 19, 2012

I'm still recovering from this strep/viral combination--the most prominent remaining symptom being that my mouth is so sensitive that eating is painful. But I have faith that this will be gone in a day or two. So I am turning my eye on the coming months.

What I need to accomplish on a pretty much daily basis is the following:
1. Work out
2. Work
3. Attend to my yard/garden

The first two I manage pretty well. It's the third that gets away from me. I don't dislike caring for my garden; in fact, once I get myself out there I generally overdo it. And that's the problem. I kill myself in the garden because I see so much that needs doing, and then I'm sore and don't want to go out there again, and then by the time I do, my work has been overrun, and what I didn't accomplish is a bigger mess than ever.

So what I need to do is devise a schedule in which I have an hour a day devoted to "groundskeeping." I am not even attempting to put in a vegetable garden, though that is one of my eventual goals. But I need to get ahead of everything else before I can even consider it.

The question is, when. I generally get up in the morning and do my workout, but I don't want to bike first thing in the morning because of the commuter traffic. And gardening under the midday sun is awful, but biking isn't so bad since I can do it in the park where there's a fair amount of shade. So I'm thinking that maybe for the summer I should start with gardening at 6:30, bike at lunch or in the evening, and switch my strength training routines from splits to full-bodies twice a week in the evening. and then take one day off a week from EVERYTHING.

Does that sound way too ambitious?

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EUPHRATES 3/21/2012 12:05AM

    Sounds like a good plan to me!

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RICHILA 3/19/2012 12:50PM

    One hour in the morning in your garden sounds like an excellent plan. emoticon Spark On! You Got This!

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 3/19/2012 9:44AM

    Sounds like a great idea!

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KARENDEE4 3/19/2012 9:37AM

    I think a schedule is a great idea. Maybe you can pick one task a day? Or just one area so you don't overdo it.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/19/2012 9:34AM

    Remember with your garden that you can come back the next day to finish what you couldn't do today.

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NATPLUMMER 3/19/2012 9:07AM

    I think that sounds like a good plan for the summer.
Hope you kick that strep soon....boo!!

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But, Sparky, you need to understand!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Being as sick as I've been, eating has been next to impossible. First, it's phenomenally painful to swallow anything other than tepid water--and even that hurts some. Second, my appetite has been pretty much zero, so what I've eaten has been the food I had to force down in order to take my antibiotic.

One 6 ounce yogurt just took me two hours to finish. That's how bad this is.

But when I run my daily nutrition report, Spark People is quite adamant about how I'm meeting my protein goal, but under on everything else. And encouraging me to do better, to not starve myself. I want to explain to it, "but I'm sick! Sick is different! I promise I'll eat better, just as soon as I'm not sick!"

Sparky's having none of that. It's encouraging, but definitely wants some kcal going down my throat.

My poor, raw, mangled throat.

I will do better. Soon. Honest.

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IMCG2012 3/19/2012 4:15AM

    Fell better soon, poor thing! And don't let Sparky give out to you, I bet he never had a sore throat to deal with in his life!

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 3/18/2012 10:51PM

    I hope you get to feeling better real soon. Having a very sore throat is not fun.

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MAGGIE101857 3/18/2012 5:38PM

    Feel better! My son just came down with the same thing - they put him on steroids and an antibiotic again. Wish they had taken out his tonsils last time, but they kept treating....now it's back again emoticon Poor kid....(he's 22)!!

At least try some tea or chicken broth.....or suck on popsicles???? Sugar free of course!! emoticon

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CURVYCHRISTY 3/18/2012 12:58PM

    I constantly get yelled at for burning TOO many calories. Somedays I just have more energy! Get better soon, Sparky doesn't know EVERYTHING, it's just an excellent tool for us to be guided in the right direction :)

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DESERTDREAMERS 3/18/2012 12:56PM

    Ignore Sparky - when you're sick, anything you can get to stay down, and any exercise you can get is the best you can hope for emoticon

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 3/18/2012 12:21PM

    I would just ignore Sparky - you will obey when you get better!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/18/2012 12:03PM

    It doesn't seem to understand sick. It yelled at me once for not being able to eat more than 300 calories one day. I hope you feel better soon.

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IWILLICANIAM 3/18/2012 11:51AM

    I hope you feel better soon dear! I am getting over the same darn thing! :( I found gargling Warm Salt water to help quite a bit. Also, if you can just eat a little bit of Ice cream, that will help calm your throat down. :D I do hope that you feel better!! :) I'm sure it understands... I mean Sparky is very understanding as far as I know :D So no worries. K?

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Frustration is...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Waking up thinking you might be feeling a little bit better--then swallowing water and being brought almost to your knees from the pain. I really want this to stop.

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 3/18/2012 11:40AM

    Feeling better, I hope? taking anything for it?

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K1TT3N 3/18/2012 12:15AM

    hope you feel better soon!

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KITTY_M 3/17/2012 4:11PM

    I've had sore throats that bad before. It turned out to be strep. I hope you feel better soon.

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JMRUDY24 3/17/2012 3:22PM

    Hope you can get some rest and feel better very soon! emoticon

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HBARNES4 3/17/2012 12:25PM

  My husband has not been feeling well and complaining of his throat for the past 2 days. This month is one of the worst for the flu. Hope he is not catching it and hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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KARENDEE4 3/17/2012 11:47AM

    Oh my goodness that is a bad sore throat!

I wish there was something we could do to make you better.

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