What. A. Winter.
I’ve by no means been so sick, so many occasions.
A weakened immune system
It began in December after I had bronchitis. My lungs have been on hearth and I wanted an antibiotic and a course of oral steroids (prednisone) – which impairs the immune system. I knew I didn’t have a alternative. It was both take prednisone or find yourself within the hospital. (As a mother to three children who have been hospitalized quite a few occasions with bronchial asthma and pneumonia, I knew what the probabilities have been.) So I took the prednisone.
I knew my immune system can be impaired, however I’m a germaphobe and felt like I might defend myself. Then January got here, and I began a chilly and low-grade fever. I believed, “Here we go again!” I used to be getting ready for the worst and was frightened since I used to be scheduled for a flight a number of days later. I used to be actually shocked that my chilly solely lasted a few days. Yesssss!
Then got here the flight again, and The Hubster was sick with what we thought was a chilly. However then he obtained worse. He ended up with influenza (the flu.) I attempted to keep away from him and keep in one other space of the home, however I obtained sick anyway. I went to Pressing Care, and instructed them that The Hubster had the flu and I really feel like I’m getting it too. I additionally instructed them that I’ve bronchial asthma and was on prednisone in December, so my immune system is down. Pressing Care doc was shocked to listen to that my lungs have been already filled with gunk, so that they began me on prednisone (once more), and an antibiotic.
From one illness to a different
Quick ahead to March, and I began with slightly scratchy throat. I believed, “This can’t be happening….again!” How can I be sick so many occasions this winter? I’ve used nearly all of my sick time at work and am now utilizing trip time whereas I’m residence sick. (I don’t work at a type of locations that allow you to work at home. I’m alleged to be in my workplace 40 hours every week.)
So, I headed again to my Major Care Physician this morning (since I can’t get a same-day appointment at Bronchial asthma Doc’s workplace.) I needed to remind Major Care Doc that I’ve bronchial asthma (which lets him know any respiratory an infection goes to be 10 occasions worse for me.) And to remind him that I used to be on prednisone in December and January, so my immune system is down.
I really feel like my lungs are a LITTLE bit higher than January’s bronchitis, I’m not on the “burning” stage but, so I wish to maintain off on the prednisone. I really feel that if I’m going on one other course of prednisone, it’s going to set me and my immune system again even additional. He agreed, and mentioned to attempt the antibiotic first and see if that helps me get higher. Then he recognized me with bronchitis, laryngitis and an ear an infection.
So, time for rooster soup, orange juice, nebulizer remedies and cough medication. And a few senseless leisure on Netflix.
Anybody else having a tough winter?
What. A. Winter.