I have had a succession of viruses this winter and now have a second chest infection. Are there more viruses about or is my immune system functioning very poorly? I have ME as well as Fibromyalgia and my immune system struggles at the best of times.
I also have a lot of allergies, and recurrent herpes around my eyes in summer, so have asked my doctor to refer me back to an immunologist. She explained what a struggle it is to get referrals now. Evidently a private company vets them and there has to be a water tight case. She said that if you have already been diagnosed with something and that there aren't dramatic symptoms they are reluctant to refer. What she didn't say, but implied,was that age was a factor. They obviously feel that the over sixties should just get on with it. Considering all the years I paid into National Insurance that is irritating. I fear that for those with chronic illness things are going to get worse.
So a bit of a moan from me. I hope the rest of you are snug and warm and surviving this bitter cold. Hilary x