This is one of those times when my patience is tested. I think as a family we've been through quite a lot in the past few years. But, no, there's still more. Dear Husband has recurrent sinus infections, which landed him at the ENT. The ENT found polyps and a deviated septum, but he also referred Dear Husband to an immunologist, because he has stopped responding to oral antibiotics. The immunologist took 6 vials of blood and ran every test imaginable.
The upshot is that Dear Husband has some sort of auto-immune disease, the exact nature of which is still to be determined. He's not making enough IGg or some such. The treatment for this is monthly IVs of gammaglobulin or whatever the stuff is.
He also has celiac disease. We've been kind of wondering about that possibility for a while, and his primary care doctor had a test run that came up negative. The immunologist, however, found several indicators (anemia and other nutritional deficits, IBS, lactose intolerance and other measures)and said the best indicator of all is how Dear Husband feels when he eats wheat.
Could life get any more complicated? Our family looks like this:
ductal carcinoma in situ, mastectomy and reconstruction, possible tamoxifin therapy for 5 years.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The only healthy person in this family is DramaQueen.
But, hey, I found out that Outback has a gluten-free menu, and we have a gift card. I guess some provision has been made.
So, God, enough already.
Oh, did I mention that having primary immunodeficiency completely destroys Dear Husband's dreams of becoming a nurse, a career he has set his sights on for the past few years?