My Immune System Has Gone AWOL
I was always told that once a child starts daycare they are sick constantly, which means the family is sick constantly as they bring all the daycare germs home with them.
So, here’s what I don’t understand. Baby MPB is not in daycare. In fact, Baby MPB is perfectly healthy, having only been sick twice in his lifetime (thankfully).
But, me, I’ve been sick more times then I can count since becoming a mother. I’m currently on my third illness in 5 weeks. This most recent illness has been debilitating and I’ve actually ended up taking multiple sick days – cancelling work commitments, avoiding phone calls and skipping spin class so that I can sleep on the couch all day long. Outside of having miscarriages, I’ve actually never spent so much daylight time sleeping on the couch. Heck, I’m coughing so badly I’ve been sleeping on the couch in the basement for the last week as to not wake up Mr. MPB and Baby MPB. It’s been brutal. In fact, it got so bad that Mr. MPB actually encouraged me to go to the doctor for fear that I might have some sort of modern day plague.
So, after 10 days of being sick, I finally broke down and my doctor has prescribed antibiotics. This is the second round of antibiotics for me this year – I don’t even know the last time I was on antibiotics before Baby MPB – it had been at least 5 years ago, if not longer. Anyways, I seem to have another chest infection, probably bronchitis, which leaves me less then impressed at the moment.
So, can someone please explain to me why my immune system has decided to go completely awol? And, how exactly do I get my immune system to return to normal?
I miss being healthy.
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