4 months ago I was diagnosed with glandular fever, also hepatitis secondary to this. I spent almost a week in hospital and missed the whole of the summer term (I have just finished 1st year). Whilst the Universities support and help in dealing with this- extending deadlines/ extenuating circumstances etc, were fabulous, this illness affected 4 out of my 6 modules- 3 of which I had to get extensions for, 6 weeks in total. The other was a practical module run throughout the term which I missed. Also, 3 days after getting out of hospital my grandparent died after a long battle with cancer.
Whilst I dealt with all the issues, I'm still beating myself up. I passed first year with 65%, and I feel I should have achieved at least 68%-70%. I was planning on getting a job, but do not have the energy. Also I have become very inactive and have gained over a stone in weight. This is down to the lack of exercise and the fact I binge eat every day. I'm finding it hard to control what I eat, I think because I always feel I need more energy, and because I'm bored.
Mostly I feel like I'm missing out- I was very active before I got ill, I went to the gym almost every day, I was into sailing and scuba diving and I had so many plans for the upcoming months. All my friends are going on holiday/to festivals etc, and I can't- I find it hard to even go for longish walk or to go swimming.
I'm sorry for the long post but my fatigue and pain doesn't seem to be going anytime soon, and I get every illness passing, I was wondering if anyone had had similar experiences and had any advice on ho to manage this.
Glandular fever making me feel unhappy
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