Right after Memorial day, I came down with an illness. I was sick for almost 2 weeks with multiple trips to the doctor to rule out pneumonia. It was diagnosed as severe bronchitis and warranted a dose of steroids to finally get rid of. It was one of my sickest moments and I was hoping to never have that again. Ever.
Fast forward to the end of summer, Labor Day being just a couple days ago. And I am sick again. With just about the same symptoms, just not as severe. Needless to say, I am not a happy camper.
What has me bummed the most is I don’t understand why I keep coming down with such illnesses. Yes I know that being a person with T1D, my immune system is compromised. But I have been trying to stay healthy, especially over the past 6-8 weeks. I have been exercising about 5 times a week, making healthier food choices, and adding a nutritious meal replacement shake to my diet. And yet I still got sick with not just a little head cold. Is diabetes really to blame? Would I be getting so sick otherwise? Do you feel like you get sick a lot too? I know I will get better but it’s been a week already and I’m frustrated with feeling so bad. Right now, I am hating this and wish there was something to blame.