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.

3 thoughts on “Again?

  1. Sorry to hear that, girlie! Have you looked into mold/fungus in your house? They/it can cause really bad respiratory infections in anyone (non diabetics included). If this keeps happening you might want to look into it. Hope you are better soon! xoxoxo

  2. Stacey, I feel your frustration. I had the same kind of thing happen to me from December to early May. Like you, I don’t get sick a lot, so it was very frustrating. I blamed it on cold, dry environments (I wasn’t getting out enough– either in the heat from the cold or in the AC from the heat & humidity). Hope you get better and this is the end of it.

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