Low immunity and people who think its funny

I have low immunity. Its been documented in my medical charts since I was 6 months old. Its just the way I’ve always been. I’ve come to accept it. Not like it. But accept it, live with it.

I have to be careful around people. If their sick I avoid them. If my kids are sick they stay in their rooms, I take things to them. I sterilize the house if one of us is sick.

When my children were younger and would go to let’s say Mc Donalds and play in the toys or Chuck E Cheese, or a friends house. I’d strip them down when we got home each their clothes give them a bath.

Lots of situations are stressful for me. Church for instance with everyone wanting to greet and shake hands or hug. My job, I care for pre k and kinder kids during their lunch. And they are always sick. Shopping carts, gas pumps, anything many people touch are germ cespools.

I take 8 pills a day to keep my immune system as strong as it can be. Yet last year 2012 I had only 45 days that I was NOT sick or on antibiotics. 45 days in the WHOLE year.

My coworkers think its funny if their sick, they make jokes about I’ll bet she won’t come near me. My TRUE friends understand, and want me healthy. They tell me Don’t come over here I’m sick.

I wish everyone was understanding. That everyone cared. But this is a crappy world, with crappy people. People that judge me due to my low immunity. People that judge my son due to #Autism, #Aspergers.

Did you know that even a very small amount of sugar in your diet has been proven to impair white blood cells by 50%.

Some people have low immunity due to nutritional deficiency.

People like me with low immunity can only drink filtered water.

I have to get 8-10 hours of sleep or I’m 90% more likely to get sick. I’ve just learned this part this year. Its made a huge improvement in my life.

I take many immune boosting pills and items. They do all help. Combined together I can get about 4-6 months now with out getting sick. Which is an awesomely huge change.

I worry about being a burden on my family. However my hubby says I never am. But its a real downer always being sick. And a huge financial burden. A simple cold usually turns to a sinus infection, ear infection, pink eye. If I don’t get in soon enough it goes to a uti. Just keeps getting worse and worse.

I have so many allergies to medications its very hard to treat me. That is why avoidance is best for me. If someone is Ill, I won’t go near them.

Don’t judge people until you’ve walked a week in their shoes. You do not know their trials or tribulations.

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New Year! New Germ!

It all started Friday. My hubby came home from work with a cough. He thought maybe just his asthma. So we didn’t take any illness precautions.

We have certain things we do when someone other than me gets ill. I have an extremely Low immunity. Have since birth. It gets very tiring to the body and mind being sick all the time.

Anyways, onto Saturday. Hubby came home from work with fever. I started up the Sicky protocol. Out came the Lysol, paper towels for him to dry hands on instead if towels. Moved him out of my bathroom. We no longer have an extra bed. So couldn’t move him out of our bedroom.

Sunday he stayed home from Church with fever and cough. I think Sunday was his worst day. He was very droopy, coughing a lot, and had a constant 99.7-99.9 temp.

Monday he was off to work feeling better. No fever at all Monday for him.

Tuesday morning New Years day I woke with a 99.9 temp and a cough. We were both bummed I got it now. My normal temp is 95.4-95.7. I rested, took airborne, yakult, probiotic pill. Went to bed at night just feeling like crap.

Woke up today Wednesday with a 100.9 temp. Hubby panics and says you need to go to doctor! I haven’t. I’m resting, hoping, praying, This goes away with no huge problem.

Now hubbys talking about getting a fouton for spare room so we can stay away from each other when he gets sick.
My kids are the best! My #aspie made me lunch.


Top ramen to eat and broth to drink. Love my kids!

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Church Music by garageninja1 on SoundCloud

http://soundcloud.com/garageninja1/church-music We really enjoyed going to a new Church this morning. Here is a sample of the music they played this morning. They have a band. People were very warm and welcoming. My aspie was on overload. But did well till someone asked his name and grade of school. There was an awkward silence as he figured out what his name and grade was. If we continue to go there we will share with them that he has aspergers. But there is no reason to share yet. šŸ™‚

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What we do to entertain our Autistic children

I saw someone ask today is it rude to bring iPad to church to occupy an autistic child.

No. NoĀ it’s notĀ rude. We’ve over the years been through many stages. My AspieĀ is now 16 1/2 years old. And no it doesn’t go away, or get easier. The older they get the larger the obvious split off their peers becomes.
Imagine it this way. Look at a tree, their peers are the trunk. As these kids age they go off on branches. Still part of the tree just on a different journey than their peers.

As my child has grown and matured the divideĀ has become larger. Boys his age are dating, going to dances, working, driving a car. My son is working, and concentrating on school and Boy Scouts and could careless about getting his driving license..

Boys his age understand proper dating edicate. My son does not. In less than a week he asked out 4 girls. All said no.

When my son was young we brought his leap pad everywhere. No leap pad= major melt down. Then it was the gameboy, iPod, now its his cell phone, iPod, and lanyard or paper to make origami’s or to draw.

It doesn’tĀ go away, it changes and matures with them. I’ve learned to ignore the stares and snarls from outsiders. Until…

Last year at our previous church, it was during the 11 am service. A service that lasts 1 1/2 hours that my son was quietly tearing up his Church bulletinĀ to make origami’sĀ as I forgot his paper. The Usher walked up to him sitting in the pew 2 family members away from me and says to my son “Do you not know you’re atĀ Church?! You are disrespectful! QUIT TEARING THE BULLITIN” At which point my son gets up and walks to bathroom. He returns a bit later obviously shaken by the man.

Well.. When I was my turn for communion and that Usher came to our pew I grabbed the jerk by the hand and let him know ( You are in a Church! Your job is not to judge people! That child you just judged is AUTISTIC, that’sĀ what he does to be able to bear sitting in a noisy, people, loud music, Ā filled Church! I also let him know he was to NEVER again speak to my child. Speak to me. It was 6 weeks after this even we left that Church. And I’ve never looked back. God Guided us to where we belong.

We have found a Church that accepts my child/childrenĀ for they are. The Pastor likes my sons origami’sĀ lol and all people in Church know my kids well and love them for who they are and the differences that they have. They also ask me about how the 2 are doing in school, Ieps, Boy Scouts. A completely loving Christian environment.

Moral of story, Never ever let anyone push you around, or make you feel odd about what you as a special needs parent MUST do to make your child comfortable and be able to succeed!

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