Mono: take leave of absence?

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Mono: take leave of absence?

Postby usma84 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:35 pm

Rising 2L, t14 LR, after much testing was diagnosed with mono late this summer and am thinking about taking medical leave for semester. What would TLS ppl do?

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Re: Mono: take leave of absence?

Postby sunynp » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:15 am

Take a medical leave, get better and return to school.
Wait, did you do oci? What about next summer?
Also - make a poll, it might help you get a consensus.

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Re: Mono: take leave of absence?

Postby Sandro » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:45 pm

I cant even imagine a bad case of mono in law school. I had it in college and just stayed in my room for 1 month.

How bad is it ?

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Re: Mono: take leave of absence?

Postby jdhonest » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:48 pm

Man up. It's just mono.

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Re: Mono: take leave of absence?

Postby nealric » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:51 pm


I was over mono in two weeks.

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Re: Mono: take leave of absence?

Postby shock259 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:27 am

I got it in undergrad, but I just used it as an excuse to not go to class. The only thing that sucked about it was the sore throat. That shit would not go away.

So no.

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Re: Mono: take leave of absence?

Postby wiseowl » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:17 pm

It affects everyone differently. I missed six weeks of senior year of HS.

Got straight A+s that semester too though because I did nothing but study. Maybe you could do the same?

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Re: Mono: take leave of absence?

Postby eandy » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:52 pm

nealric wrote:Seriously?

I was over mono in two weeks.

I had mono in UG that was so bad I could hardly sit up--I couldn't take care of myself. If you have it bad enough that you can't walk around, you should strongly consider a leave of absence.

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Re: Mono: take leave of absence?

Postby evilxs » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:48 pm

It just depends on how bad of a strain you catch.

I had the nasty stuff and was down for over 2 months. Can you actually chew and swallow? I couldn't eat my throat was so swollen.

If you are functioning eating, walking, coherent, and rational consider asking to do class stuff at home. If you are having difficulty staying awake, swallowing normal food, walking, then pass on this semester or you'll tank it.

How much of a in class person are you? If you only really start studying around finals, then moot point. You'll be better by then.

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Re: Mono: take leave of absence?

Postby shoeshine » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:52 pm

1L here, it really depends on how bad of a case of mono you get. I got it around a high stress time in my life and it got worse and worse because I ignored it. I eventually ended up the hospital. If you don't take a semester off try to take it easy.

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Re: Mono: take leave of absence?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:24 pm

Like several others have said, it totally depends on the severity. I had it in high school and only missed two full weeks of class, plus another week of half-days (and several months of limitations in PE/weight training class). I was really goddamn sick for those two weeks, though: lost almost 15% of my body weight because I couldn't swallow anything, slept 18+ hours a day, and ended up in the ER once because my blood pressure was so low from dehydration. Any significant studying was pretty much out of the question. Fortunately, high school was easy and I caught up with minimal effort. I suspect law school would be a different beast.

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Re: Mono: take leave of absence?

Postby Younger Abstention » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:03 pm

Use a condom next time, bro.

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Re: Mono: take leave of absence?

Postby abudaba » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:09 pm

check if your school will allow someone to record lectures for you while you are sick. If you can get recordings and are well enough to function somewhat, I cant imagine your absence would have too severe of an impact.

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