One of the most frustrating things about having a compromised (and/or suppressed, depending on which medication I’m currently taking) immune system, is that other people don’t.
A handful of folks in the office are aware that I have an autoimmune disease. And like any office or school, anywhere, one person brings in a bug and it gets passed around for weeks. I was warned that there was a ‘flu going around and took more-than-usual precautions. Over the weekend I was hit by what I thought was a bad case of food poisoning, that kept me home from work Monday.
Came in on Tuesday to “Oh, it’s a stomach flu.”
More knowledge probably would not have spared me a miserable couple of days, but I could have treated it better if I knew what might be going on.
And now poor hubby caught it.
Also, my health maintenance plan yelled at me for losing four pounds in four days. I expect to regain some weight this week.