Thursday, August 30, 2007

I'M ALIVE!!!

And slowly getting better =) I have no longer any discomfort and symptoms left from the mono, except the extreme fatigue, but that's easier to deal with than all that I had. I've had some complications, swollen liver and spleen and had to do a series of more blood work and an ultrasound. Everything is back to normal now. But at some point, I felt like I would never get through this and that is a pretty shitty feeling....

As for running, the doctor said to get back to it slowly and take it easy. I miss it so much though, I really want to go for a run right now... But my mother who has been in town for 2 weeks now, helping me with my dog walking and house chores, is strickly forbidding me to run. I know I am 26 years old but she'S a pretty scary woman when she wants too! lol Seriously, I also think that it is better if I wait until I come back from my trip to San Francisco. I am leaving on Sunday for the AFS conference, I am giving a talk on Wednesday and I'm very stressed about it (it's not done yet...)

I kinda made peace with the idea that I will not PR at the Detroit Half. Just being healthy, running it and having fun will be enough.

Happy running to those who can =)

11 comments:

Marcy said...

I'm glad you're starting to feel better :-) Hopefully it will just keep progressing from here on out!

I'm sure you'll do GREAT at the conference. Public speaking always scares me to death. I'm sure it will be a wonderful presentation ;D

Laurel said...

I'm so glad to hear you are getting better and you are going to LOOOOOOVE San Fran. I actually wish I was going there too, I love it so much.

Good luck in your speech, you will be great!

lifestudent said...

Just came across your blog ... mono ... wow! And I thought the stuff I have encountered during training was "bad" :( Glad to hear you are feeling better! Take it easy and slow (and listen to your Mom!).

RunnerGirl said...

Wow... I saw you blog up at TNT Ken's and thoguht I would give ya a look. Sorry to heara about the mono... but I am glad that you re getting better!

I wanted to PR at Detroit this year as well, but I honestly am jut looking to have a strong run.

You have the rigth attitude! Slow nd steady back to it!

RunnerGirl said...

My keyboard is crappy, I actually can type intellegent words. :)

Fran said...

Glas to hear that things are on the up and up. Mom always knows best (though don't tell my mom I said that)! Have fun in San Francisco and good luck with the talk! Fisheries? Sounds interesting.

yumke said...

Hope you can start running soon. Have fun in San Fran... I hear it's a good running town :)

Michelle said...

Glad to hear you're starting to feel better!!

Hope you feel well enough to get out and run again soon!! :-)

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh! Where have I been? I thought your test said you DIDN'T have Mono?

Poor girl! I'm such a negligent friend... I feel awful!

Well -- I'm glad you're starting to feel better...I'm sorry to hear you can't run... awww :(

runnergirl said...

I hope you are feeling better and can start running soon!

Sonia said...

Thanks everyone for your good words, it means a lot to me.