It’s been a while since I last posted, but 2015 was such a hellish year - 6 months of BR starting in January 2015, during which I had 2 hospitalisations with neutropenic sepsis and continuous chest infections lasting throughout the remainder of the year. It kind of gets a person down after a while, and I wanted to try and forget it all.
Anyway, past couple of months no chest infections, though 10 days of the worst sickness and diarrhoea which really knocked the stuffing out of me. Feeling much better now thankfully.
I had my 4-monthly blood test 2 weeks ago, and then had a phone consultation with the consultant - I've asked that he just phones to discuss results as the thought of going for oncology appointments in hospital is enough to push me over the edge!
All the blood counts are looking good and within normal parameters, including my neutrophils, but because of my frequent chest infections he had decided to check my immunoglobulins as well.
There are three different readings: IGG; IGA and IGM, and apparently I was off the lower end of the scale for all of them and my IGA was unrecordable, hence the higher risk and susceptibility to infections. He suggested I go into hospital for a monthly intravenous infusion of immunoglobulins, but just the thought of going back there made me feel sick and panicky, so I said thanks but no thanks!
So my question is does anyone know if there’s anything I can do naturally to improve my immunoglobulins? Are there any foods, exercises, supplements... etc? I eat a mainly organic vegetarian diet and love walking!
Thanks for any suggestions.