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The effects of mono after recovery

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It has been almost two months since I last dealt with mono. Going back to my regular routine was a lot harder than expected. I am the type of person that is deadline oriented, so trying to keep up with make-up work while also learning in class was a struggle.

I was learning standards and units that my classmates have been going over for the past two months. I can honestly say I have never had to work this hard for school. I spent weeks coming to school early and staying late to get myself caught up.

One thing that I was not expecting was the anxiety that was caused from having mono. I was so sick and just had to lay in bed while everyone else was living their lives. I became constantly worried and was obsessed with getting back to normal as soon as possible.

I was very grateful for my teachers because they were all very understanding and did everything possible to help me catch up. I was a little upset since I could no longer exempt any exams but I was just glad I could get out of bed.

Being a senior, I was concerned about getting accepted to college since I had missed so much school. Getting my grades back up was my main priority. For this to be possible I had to accept help from others, which was very hard for me to do. I am a very headstrong so having to admit that I needed help was a hard pill to swallow.

It was really important for me to understand that the recovery process was going to take some time. I was so used to going and going, it was hard to take a step back know when to take a break.

According to everydayhealth.com, “not rushing the recovery process is actually one of the most important steps you can take to not interfere with your body’s healing process.” People recovering from mono must give their bodies the rest they need. It is very easy to relapse with mono and feel sick all over again.

Today I do not feel any of the physical symptoms of mono but I still have some days where I get worn out a lot easier than normal. I am thankful for the lessons I learned since I am at a very crucial part in my life. I do know now that if anyone around me ever comes down with mono, I am pretty much an expert at this point.

 

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Lindsey Ethridge, Staff Reporter

My name is Lindsey Ethridge and I am a senior at LCHS. I’ve been in journalism since ninth grade. I am the senior manager of the school store, Trojan...

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