LOL! Thank you all - I think! LOL! It's hard to get excited about
feeling icky!!! LOL!
This is the first time since I healed the first time, that I have caught a cold from someone so quickly - so I DO take it as a good sign! I started showing symptoms the day after I came into contact with my stepson - who was coughing and hacking.
July, I used to get bronchitis twice a year before I had my first successful treatment - every time the ragweed bloomed - and the stupid stuff blooms twice a year on my road!!! I know, people look at me weird every time I explain this - but I swear it's the same plant. It's been a long time since a cold turned into bronchitis on me, so hoping that it doesn't happen, because that would be bad news - as in my body couldn't control the cold and it turned into a secondary infection.
Antonio - these symptoms are not part of my normal symptom picture, and they only came up after being around a person with the same symptoms - so fingers crossed!! LOL!
Chapelle - from what I understand, the virus runs it's course anyway and dies out after so many days, unless it turns into a secondary infection due to the immune system not being able to deal with it. Previously, when I got a cold, it always turned into a sinus infection - even with the use of OTC products- so I'm still waiting on that. Again, fingers crossed that this will be able to work itself out without a secondary infection!
AKsorewalrus - As others have said, catching a normal cold is an indicator that the immune system is at least trying to get back to normal. The main thing I have done this time around for treatments so far has been to work on boosting my immune system and starting to tackle viruses (but not necessarily a cold virus! LOL!), so this may be evidence that my immune system is coming back.
Which means my treatment choices are doing what they need to be!!
Because I am chronically ill, and my hubby is disabled, we do our best to avoid "sick people" - we even tell our kids and grandkids to not come up if they have anything other than allergies!! But, this time, my step son was leaving the state, and if we wanted to see him before he left, we had to see him while he was sick. It was a good thought, and so far I'm the only one that's sick - and one dog! LOL! But the dog is already over it.
Again, thank you all!! I've got high hopes!! LOL!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)