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Still ill

For those of you following my health, it’s been 11 days since I last posted and unfortunately I’m still not at my best. I went to see the doctor last Wednesday and she decided it was either an outgoing viral infection or glandular fever.

It’s been almost a week since then and unfortunately I’m still not well – and it is starting to look like I do have glandular fever. If it is that – and a blood test will prove if it is or not – then it could mean a very long and slow recovery. It’s a viral infection, so anti-biotics won’t work on it – about the best I can do is take cough syrup and paracetamol to ease the symptoms and slog it out. It can be over in a matter of weeks but a friend of a friend was ill with it for the best part of two years, which I’m really hoping won’t be the case.

I’m going back to the doctors early next week if I’m still ill to see about getting a blood test. With a bit of luck it’ll be something minor that will have passed over by then, but since the symptoms have been around for some time already I’m not too hopeful. We’ll see, but considering I also have exams at the moment this is not really what I want right now. It’s also quite likely that Hari will have caught it too.


  1. Kissing disease, right? 😉

  2. David: Apparently that is one of its names, though I’ve never heard it called that here. Hence the reason why I’m worried about Hari.

  3. Pre fresher invasion flu (rare strain) 🙂 Hehe you’ll be fine.

  4. Hooray for mono, by far the best name for Glandular Fever!
    I hope you’re OK, Neil, I’m sure you’ll shake it off. Just watch your asthma at the moment, I know mine can get worse when I’m run down.

  5. funny how glandular fever is common in teenagers and university kids -too much snoggin’ 😉
    Hope you get better soon and that the macbook cheers you up a bit – the photo you took with it on another post cheered me up!