Currently my situation is not very good. I finished off my NCAA wrestling season about two months ago and got diagnosed with mono roughly a month weeks ago. I did not know I had mono and occasionally did a few workouts while I had it but I knew something was wrong. My first two mono tests were negative but my throat swelled up where I could no longer eat. I finally tested positive for mono but was told I probably had it for 2 or three weeks before this test came back positive. I've been out of the gym obviously and just very depressed since I've lost everything and slowly seeing my body getting out of shape in the mirror.
I have never been hit with such a sickness and have mixed signals on when to return to lifting and such. My doctor said I could do light working out but I think she didn't realize that a light workout to an individual is different then a college athlete. The only symptoms I show now is I'm still sleeping a ton. I told myself I'd be out of the gym for a month and then come back. I was wondering about tips on returning to the gym and what I should maybe do for a workout and not to over due it.
I'm almost 22 years old in college.
when I was at my peak at 19 I power lifted and had raw numbers of 335 bench, 500 squat, 500 dead lift, ( I know irrelevant, I probably sound like a tool)before I dieted and decided to attend college and wrestle at the 165 pound weight class. So I don't consider myself a full blown beginner but I do have a lot to learn and was looking for some advice.
Thanks for everything