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Glandular fever #7

Posted in Family life, Glandular fever, Running with tags , , , on May 10, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Having been well on the road to recovery these past few weeks I was hoping that I’d seen the worst of glandular fever (GF) off, however it has come back (or a relapse) this past week. My neck glands are sore/swollen, feeling generally ‘yucky’ and my stomach is playing musical ‘tunes’ all day! Trying to see what caused it, it looks like increased stress although I have been keeping stress levels down as much as possible. Trouble is however much you try to occupy your thoughts elsewhere, they soon come back to any issues troubling you and this in turn seems to have an adverse affect on GF.

I am determined this won’t set me back too much and I am keeping up my daily vitamins (B’s and D are the key ones for GF), although sadly my return to running is on hold again. I will get out and have a run soon though, that’s a positive to keep me focused on riding this GF relapse out.

There really does need to be more awareness made of GF and how it can have long lasting impacts on people, albeit at varying levels.

Glandular fever

Posted in Family life, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , on November 21, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

I was diagnosed with glandular fever (GF) four weeks again, although had been feeling ill since the end of September. I had tonsillitis first and thought that was it, however a blood test revealed I had GF. It was a real shock especially as I am over 45!

There is not a lot of advice out there for us old ‘uns. However, this blog is very useful focussing on how to keep a positive mind set. I have also found Paul McKenna’s ‘Control Stess’ a real eye opener and help. I was previously very cynical of his work, not any more.

It can appear as various symptoms anywhere in your body, although look out for swollen glands in your neck, tongue, under armpits and even your groin. It does knock you for six and make sure your family and friends understand it as it doesn’t show many visible symptoms like say a cold.

Anyone with GF out there please do get in touch and I will post up useful links etc. I find.

Take lots of vitamins especially B ones; rest is key although keep some activity; don’t push yourself as GF will kick back at you; above all listen and respect what your is telling you.😉