I guess I'll have to say A but I rate my immune system a "C" because I tend to catch colds about
twice a year for sure. They settle in my larynx or worse, my chest, with greenies no less.... more often than not and my voice tends go (I have one now and although I'm fighting it off well, I've had absolutely NO voice for 3 days). I have had to be on meds to help with the infections when I get them if they last too long....zithromax is awesome for me.
I don't tend to get gastro bugs often, however, even though I do eat out a lot.
I pretty much attribute it to having asthma more than UC, that's what's affected with every cold. When I was first diagnosed with UC, colds didn't happen as often...but it could probably have been because my exposure to people was much less.
Working in a school...ugh...I had whatever last longer, the flu twice, strep throat, a nasty gastro virus twice, almost no voice for 4 months, sinus infection forever and whatever was floating around. The last year working in a school was the worst but it was almost emotionally stressful .
I don't do well with working and being sick, for I tend to stay sicker longer. I have the ability to adjust my schedule with my hair clients now, but do feel somewhat guilty about
having to do it even though I'm relieved at their flexibility (must give myself a break on that one).
I've grown to be pretty intolerant of being inconvenienced with colds, some are definitely worse than others....must change my attitude I guess. Too much happening at this time with some home renos and being at the mercy of others' schedules and work quality), and now my husband is getting it as well....looks like I best get a grip already.. :-\
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 10/27/2008 1:02:33 PM (GMT-6)