The Day I Became Acquainted With Epstein-Barr

Well, kiddos, the results are in, and - drumroll, please - I have mono!!!! This is a specific virus usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, which is a member of the herpesvirus and is also one of the most common viruses in the world.

But Stefanie, you ask, you were already tested for mono and showed up negative on the test! How can this be? Well, I'll tell you.

Apparently, there is a window of time after contracting the virus which doesn't register when tested, and that period of time ended for me sometime in between the last 2 Mondays. BLAH. Either way, I have mono. Great.

So what now?

I'm still in the "contagious zone," so I have been forbidden to even step foot on campus until Monday. Normally, this would be great news, but it honestly just stresses me out. I'm missing so much class, and I'll have so much work to make up when I come back. The problem is that the majority of my classes are in-class intensive. My conducting class (yes, I have to take conducting... UGH) requires a lot of in-class participation, and I'm going to really have to bust my butt in order to catch up. My German class involved a lot of in-class work, too. In fact, all of my classes do. Man alive... I'm screwed.

Well, I guess all I can do is get some rest and then work harder than I ever have in my life come Monday. I'm just kind of worried about NaNoWriMo, you know? I really wanted to succeed this year. I told myself that I was going to do it, and dog-gone-it I'm going to do it! :)

Happy thoughts are much appreciated.



GunDiva said…
Stef, I'm sorry that really sucks. Can you use this down time to plot out your NaNo and do character development? I'm more of a pantser than plotter, but I think I'd be in a panic, too. I have faith that you'll be able to get everything accomplished that you set your mind to!
Laura Eno said…
You need lots of rest with that. Take it easy! (or try to anyway) :)
I'm so sorry! Get a copy of The Shadow of the Wind, make some tea, wrap up in a soft blanket, and enjoy.
Janna Qualman said…
Oh, how horrible. I'm so sorry! Take care of yourself, and get better soon. :)
BlaqueSaber said…
It's too bad this struck when it did. Resting is good, you don't want to prolong the issue for longer than you have to have it.

That being said, you've got character bio's, a plot (I believe) and the Gusto to kick some @$$ this year so I say WRITE mono away! Write it out!

Seriously, I'm there for you. You need a virtual kick in the pants, just tweet it. :)
Lisa said…
I'm so sorry Stef. Mono makes you very tired. Are you very tired? Please rest. You will catch up once you get your strength'll see.

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