What’s Happened To Our Immune Systems?

IT’SSSSS FRIDAY!

I really wanted to address this here on my blog as I feel like there are going to be quite a few of you going through the same thing having done my research and seen posts from other members of the public on social media.

This week has been a ROOLLERCOASTER! Two weeks ago, I came down with a cough and cold. I completely lost my voice one day, and kept going through tissue after tissue after tissue. It took me a good week and a half to two weeks to shake it off (meaning only just the end of last week was I feeling my normal self again). For SOME ugly reason, Sunday evening before I went to bed I started to feel quite unwell…the kind of “unwell” before you come down with something. I just thought that maybe I had overdone the McDonald’s as I did have a lot to eat that evening. Anyway, I didn’t go to bed too late as I was feeling a little rough, but BAM as soon as I woke up on Monday morning I felt AWFUL….again. This hasn’t happened to me before, where as soon as I fight off a cough and cold (I had tested negative for Covid multiple times), I’m hit with yet another one that feels more intense. You would think your immune system would be strong, right?

This is where WORK comes into it. I had just come off of 6 days straight working (with 5am starts, and 9pm finishes), and it’s possible my body just couldn’t properly get over it. However after then looking to see whether other people are going through the same thing, it seems as if we have all been hit with the same lack of immunity of which some could say is due to not wearing masks (even though I still wear mine every day) and not being ill for the last 2 years (if not having tested positive for Covid). It’s just weird to me how even those that have been jabbed are having immunity issues to a simple cough and cold, but where a lot of us haven’t had one for a few years, it’s hit our bodies twice as bad.

ANNNYway, I ended up pushing myself and going to work on Monday where I finished late, but Tuesday was an absolute no no. I called the store to let them know I wasn’t able to come in and it was a bit of a fail because at 8am, I had no voice box and not much came out…but I think they got the jist of it. That’s the first time I’ve ever called in “sick” to work within the last 2 years and 3 months of working there which isn’t bad going, but sometimes you have to put yourself first. I’ve messaged my manager to see whether I can only do a few shifts a week (my contracted hours) as I need to give my body time to go back to normal before (dare I say it) Christmas kicks in.

How are YOU? Have you been suffering with the dreaded on and off cold? Tonsillitis? Chest Infections? I know for a lot of people that it’s hit us really hard this Autumn, and I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on why you reckon this seems to be the case all of a sudden. It’s currently Wednesday evening, and I have my voice back thank god, so shall unfortunately be at work for the 6am delivery, but I still have a hacking cough and runny nose. 😦 I’ll be testing every other day and continuing to wear my mask, that’s for sure.

Hoping you all get well soon, and can stay viral free for the festive time of year next month.

Have a brilliant weekend and I’ll see you all on Monday! ❤️

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