Mono: DO NOT WANT

Oof. For those who haven’t been following the month-long saga on Twitter, I have mono. Also known as Epstein-Barr Virus, also known as the most ginormous pain in the ass.

The funny part is that the one person I’ve been kissing for the past year or so does not have mono. Since mono has a long incubation period, it’s anybody’s guess where I picked up the rogue infected saliva. Maybe at that Waffle House we stopped in on the long road home from PAX East?

(Or heck, maybe I just got it breathing the air at PAX East. H1N1 at Prime, Mono at East?)

Mono basically kicks your immune system’s ass and opens wide the door for every secondary infection known to man. After a stomach bug, pinkeye, a sore throat, a nasty hacking wheezing cough, and the worst sinus infection I’ve ever had, I think – *knock on wood* – that the worst of it is over.

I’d like to thank the wonderful, beautiful, talented and lovely J for handling twice the normal load of clients and doing it with a smile. Oh, and I’d be crazy not to mention how much I love DaveTheGame for taking care of the lump on a bed that was my body for the past month.

In the meantime, here are the things I’d like to apologize for being behind schedule on:

  • Hiring new writers
  • GeekMMM newsletter
  • Revamping our dating services (like a current package just the way it is? Grab it now.)
  • Writing blog posts
  • Being my usual chipper self!

I was a newt, but I got better.

The good news is that I’ve gotten healthy enough to go back to my day job as copywriter at ThinkGeek. Of course, my coworkers have been teasing me mercilessly. They bought me a giant mono microbe (that’s the pic above) and have been blaming all coworker illnesses and injuries on me.

Even though my doctor assures me I’m only contagious through a) shared food/drink devices and b) hot makeouts, my co-monkeys have made me the scapegoat. (Scapemonkey?) Thus far, I’m responsible for pinkeye, two badly stubbed toes, a chronic sinus problem, any and all feelings of fatigue, and chest pains. I love my day job.

After a four week sabbatical, I’m restarting my Eberron D&D game on Tuesday night.  Yeah, that’s right, I haven’t played any D&D in a month. Really missing it.

In the near future, I expect to be fully caught up on all the other things I’ve gotten behind on doing. I’ve been very frustrated being out of commission for so long and look forward to getting back to business as usual as quickly as possible.

Thank you for all your support, patience, and understanding.

About e

Since 2008, E. Foley of Geek’s Dream Girl has been helping geeks from around the world find love. She writes amazing online dating profiles for her fellow geeks and guides them through the perilous waters of the dating scene and out the other side. She's totally proud to report that she's even caused a couple geek weddings! She lives in Maryland with DaveTheGame, her adorable cats, Mr. Peanut & Don Juan, and Titania, Queen of the Cocker Spaniels. (Email e, or follow @geeksdreamgirl on Twitter.)

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