The next week, I continued to feel lousy but for the first time in several weeks I drove. I took the girls and I to the dentist and came home and took a nap. My friends were bringing us meals, taking my kids to activities and being a huge help since the DaddyMan was still travelling for work.
I saw the hematologist oncologist and he took 9 vials of blood and did a full physical. It took a couple weeks to get results but basically what he concluded was it was all the mono's fault. I thankfully don't have some genetic issue or horrible illness, just mono after forty. Hallelujah.
It took weeks before I felt like myself again. Okay, months. The DaddyMan ran a full marathon on May 3, which was 6 weeks after I got sick. I probably walked 2 miles moving around to different places to cheer him on and was completely exhausted when we got home. I took a three hour nap. I continued to nap for at least 30 minutes a day several times a week until the middle of May.
Now as I write this, 6 months later, I'm back to normal. I'm finally off the blood thinners, my energy has returned and I'm so glad this is behind me. God was so faithful to surround me with people to take care of me when I was down and I'm incredibly grateful.