I think I have mono.
That’s what I’m trying to tell myself at least.
Every morning when I wake up, I think, “ok, so how do I get out of work today??” Not one to typically call in sick, I usually lay in bed feeling sorry for myself, harping over the fact that my life absolutely sucks because I have to go to work, and then drag myself out sans shower, and get to work 10 minutes late.
Monday morning. Same story, second verse.
I promptly open up a new internet window and do what any semi-ailing human would. Type in http://www.webmd.com/
I search “mono” and anxiously await the list of symptoms.
Severe sore throat?…well, not that either.
Swollen glands and tonsils?…dang it. nope.
Weakness and fatigue?…YES! fatigue!
Swelling in spleen to swell?…good heavens. my stomach does hurt a lot though?
1 1/4 out of 5 ain’t bad. But I figure that’s not good enough to diagnose myself. So I then proceeded to search “fatigue”.
“Weakness is a lack of physical or muscle strength and the feeling that extra effort is needed to perform daily activities that require you to move your arms, legs, or other muscles.
Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness, exhaustion, or lack of energy.”
Well that hit it right on the nose! I feel like SO much extra effort is required to lift my fingers up to the keyboard. I don’t want to move my legs. And I just don’t have any energy. I MUST have chronic fatigue syndrome.
Never mind the fact that I could exercise more. Or eat healthier. No, no…it doesn’t have to do with any of that health-fad nonsense. I’m simply a victim of a terrible horrible syndrome.
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