The Adventures of Mono Boy

Posted By: IanMorris
Posted On: November 25th, 2019
Attending: Limerick Institute of Technology

Hey everyone, unfortunately it’s been a rough week or so as I have just found out that I have mono. This illness means that I have to rest and sleep a ton for 4-6 weeks. The doctors told me that if I tried to come back too early from this then it could rupture my spleen and I could be in recovery mode for an even longer period of time. Anyway, this has been rough for me as I’m currently taking medicine every 6 hours of the day. And I’ve been sleeping as much as 18 hours per day. That’s a lot more beauty rest than I ever thought I would have needed. However, there have been some really nice factors while I have been sick and in the hospital. One example is the amount of people that have checked up on me or reached out to me while I have been sick. It is very heartwarming. 

So anyway, I chose to write this blog post to thank all of the people that were constantly checking up on me while I was in the hospital. Starting off, I want to thank Sam Woodside for checking in on me. He sent me a text and asked how I was feeling/what he could do to help and I really appreciated that. Next, the nurses at LIT were constantly asking Wayne and the hospital how I was doing and what they could do to make this situation easier. Those nurses truly went above and beyond what was expected of them. Then I want to give a huge shoutout to two girls who Reece and I coach on the LIT women’s college basketball team and they are Liv and Clare. Liv and Clare visited me on Thursday and that cheered me up tremendously. They spent around an hour and a half with me and that put me in such a better mood. It meant a lot to me. After them, I just wanted to say how much I really appreciated my two coaches for reaching out to me and asking me how I was doing. In particular Matt Hall was amazing in the way that he was constantly checking up on me. Lastly, my roommates were incredibly supportive of me and checking up on me but overall, I feel extremely lucky to have had Wayne Fanning watching over me this past week. If it had not been for his help I honestly do not know how I would have been. He made such a difference to me this past week. And I also know that my family also really appreciates how helpful he was to me this past week. He brought me candy, fruit, jokes and other sorts of things but his company was what I really appreciated overall. 

So anyway, I am on the road to recovery and hopefully in about two weeks or so I should be a lot better.

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