Five weeks ago, I started displaying the symptoms of what I now know is Mononucleosis. I cautiously share that I think I’m on my way to health once again, although I still have symptoms.
In case you’re unaware, when you have mono, simply standing up is an accomplishment some days. Even though my symptoms were kinder and milder than I hear most people suffer, I still had days like that.
Here are ten things I’ve accomplished in the past five weeks:
1. Watched entire seasons of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Modern Family,” “Melissa and Joey,” and episodes of “Criminal Minds,” “Parks and Recreation,” “30 Rock,” “The Wonder Years,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Breaking Bad” (Just the pilot–someone convince me if I should keep watching this show), “The Glades,” and a movie called “The Vanishing of the Bees.” (All on Netflix from my laptop or my phone.) Goodness, that’s definitely more television than I watched in the five MONTHS prior.
2. Read “The Hunger Games” and started “Catching Fire” (both by Suzanne Collins). Â Some of our youth group students have been insisting that I start that series for months.
3. Ran/walked a total of 6.3 miles. In five weeks. Ugh. This week, I’m re-starting my training.
4. Youth Sunday, a Wednesday Night dinner presentation, Angie’s wedding in Indianapolis, two Halloween parties and a bonfire at Stone Hill Farms. (Yeah, when you’re an adult, life doesn’t stop when you get sick. And I’m stubborn. For real.)
5. Told about a billion stupid jokes to the people who live with me and were forced to spend more time than usual with me.
6. Lost 14 pounds. The first two weeks, I had no appetite…but that’s not when I lost the weight. It’s either because I’ve been counting and analyzing every calorie since I can’t work out OR because I’m losing muscle mass.
7. Caught up on my online reading (news, blogs, etc.)
8. Confused Sam. He usually sleeps when I sleep and wanders around the house when I’m wandering around (cleaning, cooking, living).
9. Showered every day. Even on the worst days, I insisted.
10. Slept, slept, slept. Napped, napped, napped. Rested, rested, rested.
Here’s hoping for good health–for you and for me!