On the Carpet:

Super Mono & Small Goals


I caught mono as a Sophmore in college. Had a party in our apartment,
learned grandma had died & flew out on no sleep for the funeral then… mono. Knocked me down all semester, I cut back to 12 credits from 18, thought a lot. Ended up deciding to quit engineering (w perhaps the best grades ever of someone to do so) and go pre med & philosophy instead.

Fair to say , mono changed my life!

Learning to be Funny

I have been sick since late January.

I am not the kind of sick where I take some vitamin C, get some extra sleep and push through my normal schedule. I have been the type of sick in Little Women when you start to worry about Beth and put the book down to cope emotionally. To be fair I don’t have Scarlet Fever but I was diagnosed this week with mono. Not just normal mono but something my irritating ENT Doctor calls “aggressive mono”; or what my much funnier friend John is calling “Super Mono!” (the exclamation point and title caps are necessary). This is coming on the heels of pneumonia last month and the death of my grandmother. Turns out I caught the mono sitting at her bedside in the hospital. Nifty.

So I’ve been trapped in my apartment, and most days even restricted to my bed with only…

View original post 755 more words

About Big Red Carpet Nurse (1750 Articles)
Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

2 Comments on Super Mono & Small Goals

  1. It’s funny about your grades when you had mono, I had it in high school and ended up w/ all A’s that semester, including Physics and Chemistry! and hardly went to any classes – nor did I like science, haha

    Liked by 1 person

I love your comments! Please, take a moment & share.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: