Friday, August 15, 2008

Who have I been kissing?!

Well folks, today I headed to the doctor because I was starting to think that I might have strep throat. Turns out I DON'T have strep throat at all...I have mono.

MONO! What in the world?! I told the doctor that only teenagers get mono, but he laughed and told me that no, anyone can have it. This doctor got quite a kick out of it actually, and seemed to be rather amused when he informed me that I'd be sick like this for at least another 2 weeks. Sweet. My tonsils and glands are utterly swollen (I didn't realize how swollen my glands were until I was waiting for the doctor to come in and I discovered the big bumps on my neck.)

And my husband's reaction to all of this? "Who have you been kissing while I'm at work?" Just the four kids, dear, just the four kids. Between taking care of them and keeping up on dishes and laundry, I can assure you that I have no energy left for secret daytime kissing!

So at age 27, I'm officially a shut-in, highly contagious, and somewhat bed-ridden for the next 14 days or so. Oh and now that I'm infected with the notorious teenage "kissing disease", I guess it's time to pull out the Clearasil and Sweet Valley High books!

14 comments:

Angela H said...

Sorry to hear about the mono Brianna. That is never fun. We're hoping that you feel better soon and that our families get to meet up eventually.

Angela H. and family

Lara said...

Oh no! I'm sorry. Do you have anyone to help you at home at all?

Sweet Vally High, Awesome! =) I used to love those books.

Mike and Rachel said...

If this is some made up story to get out of having us over... I hope you start feeling better soon!!! That stinks.

Melissa said...

That stinks! I had mono in college when Steve & I were dating. I got my nickname Melissa da Kissa from it. Steve never got it. You know...they really don't know much about mono, I personally don't think that it's spread by kissing!
Anyway, I'm praying for a quick recovery and that your kids will pamper you!

Kristen Borland said...

oh man! bummer! so sorry you have mono. funny, but so sad! hopefully you can get the rest you need to recover. are you going to have help?

Jeannett Gibson said...

I KNEW IT. I JUST knew it. DO NOT even attempt to find your old Sweet Valley High Books...don't you get it, Brianna??? It was those vampire "books" you've been reading! They caused your sub-conscious to believe that you were once again 16 years old, which in turn regressed your immune system to days of teenage yore, and here you are...with MONO. I hope you are proud of yourself young lady. This is just what you get. And if you don't know it off, RIGHT THIS INSTANT, I WILL TURN THIS CAR AROUND! Oops, wrong mommy monologue...

(P.S. Hope you feel better soon!)

Mike and Rachel said...

Oh Jeannett, the vampires are hundreds of years old, Bella is the only real teenager :) Just wait in a few weeks your blog will be filled with Twilight Mania too.

Valerie said...

Ugh, I am so sorry. I had mono a year out of college after working for a Mother's Day Out and getting strep from one of the kids that turned into mono. And I tell you, I was ZAPPED for over a month. As in zero energy. It was the most nutso sickness I'd ever experienced! I can't even imagine having four kids of my own while having it, but I'm sure if anyone can handle it, you're the supermom for the job! :) Hoping you feel much better soon. Oh, and your comment about Sweet Valley High totally made me laugh -- I remember borrowing all the books from my friends.

Anonymous said...

Brianna! I am so sorry you have mono! I got it right before Keith and I were married. I even had it for our honeymoon. It was sooo romantic! ;)

Hope you get some more Butterfingers to cheer you up!

Monica

Brianna Heldt said...

thank you all for your sweet (and funny!) comments!!!

jeannett i am laughing out loud because i TOTALLY almost did this blogpost from the perspective of, i KNEW i shouldn't have read those teenie bopper vampire books! HA!

for those who asked, i don't have official help per se, but am managing pretty well. weekdays we all sleep in, i pour 4 bowls of cold cereal and pour 4 cups of milk, then go lay down on the couch. :) from where i basically don't move until lunchtime, when i make 4 PB&J's, and then return to the couch. After lunch the kids are down for naps and kevin's home by 4:30. He's been taking care of dinner and the kids each night from the time he gets home to the time they go to bed. He's amazing!

Basically my kids have been watching a lot of Sesame Street and a lot of the Olympics. They don't seem to mind!

Interestingly it's not lack of energy I'm dealing with right now, it's a sore throat, fever, cough. Feels like a flu.

Gotta love mono! :)

pennymalley said...

OK, file this under TMI, but I, too had mono, the summer after my senior year...and I still have a lump at the base of my skull to prove it- my doc called it the "mono lump". Nice, huh? I felt rotten for weeks, had to drop out of most of my college classes, and then tried to do too much too soon and had a RELAPSE. MUCH worse the second time around. Your liver gets involved then. SOOOOO..... stay on that couch!!! Get better soon!! And re-read the Twilight saga!!! (ooh, Jeanette doesn't know what she's missing!)

Lisa Leonard said...

you poor thing! how is that going to work logistically with four kiddos?? moms just can't get sick, i tell ya! hugs from CA

Brianna Heldt said...

you all are so sweet! lisa i just pretty much lay on the couch when i'm not making the kids breakfast or lunch. they've been super great, they love to run around the house playing dressup and other assorted pretend games. occasionally i can even convince one to cuddle with me! they also enjoy watching the olympic coverage. no such thing as too much tv viewing for kids when mommy has mono! :)

and i know, what in the world, i thought for SURE God knew that mommies don't have time for this sort of thing! thank goodness kevin gets home at 4:30!!!

soleil said...

I hope you get to feeling better quickly!!

 

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