Boosting my immune system?
During August of 2008, I went through surgery to remove my right ovary after a 20cm x 12cm granulosa cell tumour was trapped inside of it. I am only sixteen years old, so you can imagine what impact it has had on me.
Since the operation, I have had:
* An infection in the wound (which had to be drawn out using SILVER strips and several IVs a day).
* A severe ear infection.
* A very, very bad case of tonsilitus
* Thrush (as a result of all the antibiotics pumped into my system...which was cured with antibiotics. Oh, the irony!)
* A chest infection.
That is just the tip of the iceberg - from at least October 2008 to now, I have been sick every single week. From colds to upset stomachs to flus, you name it, I've had it.
There's no point going to the doctor, they'll just tell me it's a result of the operation and to get as much bed rest as possible, which is why I'm trying to find alternative methods of boosting my immune system. I have EXTREMELY important exams to undergo from May to June; I have always been a straight-A student, but all of the time I'm missing from school is severely taking its toll on my confidence in school.
Not to mention the fact that it is seriously affecting my social life - last Saturday was the first time I went out with my friends in eight months; as a result, I now have the flu.
Is there anything I can do to boost my immune system? I have seriously hit rock bottom, I don't know what to do with myself anymore. Any help will be very much appreciated. x