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March 11, 2003


So, there I was, about ten o'clock last night, sitting around, watching Buffy, as you do. And I suddenly thought, "you know, it's possible that what I'm suffering from is glandular fever" (Mono, for Americans).

I've just spent thirty seconds googling, and I'm broadly certain (...fever, check, swollen tonsills, check, enlarged lymph nodes, check, general debility, check, achy limbs, check, initial acute phase lasting 7-21 days, check, ongoing illness and tiredness, check, often initially confused with bacterial tonsillitis, check...) I'm seeing the doctor later today in any case, but as there's no treatment I'll just be asking them to do tests and talking about how I can organise my life so that I can rest enough to knock it on the head. Er, preferably without taking any more time off work, either.

Update: the doctor said 'well, it may well be glandular fever, or it could be any one of a range of pesky viral infections that don't go away. And it might be something more serious, so we'd better give you a whole pile of blood tests. They'll probably all be negative.' And he told me that not resting is likely to make things worse. Hmm.

Posted by Alison Scott at March 11, 2003 10:02 AM

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Oh dear, I hope it turns out you are merely
being hypochondriac, but if it doesn't, best wishes for a quick recovery. I hope this won't curtail your enjoyment of life too much...

Posted by: Austin at March 11, 2003 01:58 PM

It's already curtailing her enjoyment of life, she can't drink.

Poor Alison, we shouldn't have let you host Plokta last weekend, getting the next ish out isn't *that* important

Posted by: Sue Mason at March 12, 2003 12:08 PM

It's already curtailing her enjoyment of life, she can't drink.

Ye Ghods. It's more serious than I thought!

Posted by: Erik V. Olson at March 12, 2003 03:52 PM

(Oops. HTML doesn't work, apparently.)

The first line above was quoted from Sue Mason. I'll remember to use the > convention from now on.

Posted by: Erik V.Olson at March 12, 2003 03:52 PM

I disabled HTMl because at the time MT didn't allow you to limit it. The new version does, but I need to get my tame geek to upgrade it for me.

Posted by: Alison Scott at March 14, 2003 11:03 AM

i'm tired all the time.constantly sleeping.i also feel dizzy and sick most days, and it's been going on for about 3 years. i have no idea what could b causing it, and i need help to find out what it is.

Posted by: icka at September 25, 2005 08:39 PM

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