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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:34 AM
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26. The too sick part depends on when you are diagnosed
I had it in high school and was out for a month.

But I was diagnosed very far into having it.

My neck glands were swollen and painful for a long time but I was in a gym class where we were lifting weights so I attributed the pain to that. I didn't pay attention/notice the swelling and because my hair was so long, my parents never saw the neck gland area til it was too late.
The day they pulled my hair back and looked at me their eyes nearly popped out.

I couldn't keep my eyes open in school. Literally. I remember the librarian having to wake me up while I was sitting and trying to study in the library.

In the end, I was out of school for a month. There was one day where I felt "good" and went outside to hang out in my parents' RV. I remember being so exhausted from that short walk from the house and back that I had to crawl back into bed and was really short of breath.

The biggest concern of my pedi doc at the time was liver involvement. I don't know how bad that part got but I know he mashed on my abdomen whenever I went back for follow up visits during that month.

Having said all of that..this FIVE MONTH storyline seems like bullshit.

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