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Is it possible my mum and DS2 share an extra strong immunity gene?
I know I'm tempting fate and I'm touching all the wood I can find!!
Mum is never ill. For a long time I believed that she was just braver than the rest of us and didn't make a fuss but it's not that, she never gets ill. Not a cold or a stomach bug as long as I can remember.
DS2 doesn't ever seem to get any of the things that go round school. DS1 is very brave when he's ill and doesn't make a fuss but he does get colds etc. and will have a runny nose/cough, the occasional sickness bug. DS2 (10yo) hasn't vomited since he was a tiny baby bringing up milk!
Over the last couple of weeks we've all had miserable colds, except DS2 and DM.
I keep telling my boys about the benefit of a healthy diet to keep them fit and well etc but actually both DS2 and DM are really picky eaters and have terrible diets compared to the rest of us. Maybe that's where we're going wrong!
Myy DM was never ill - never had a cold or cough while all the rest of us had them, except don't remember DB having any. She was convinced that as she had survived Diptheria as a child the antibodies from that was the rerason.
We all inherit something from our parents both physical and psychological traits. You could have been a carrier of your DM's super genetic immunity and only DS2 inherited it.
I don't see why not (but I have no medical qualifications whatsoever!). I have read on the ME/CFS forums that our Natural Killer Cells are not good, and then later I read about some people whose Natural Killer Cells are too good and it can cause miscarriages. So they have to have them suppressed a bit.
My dad is like this. Never been I'll in 70 years. The one time he got a bug the moaning was unbelievable. I don't think he realised that most people go through same thing 3 or 4 times a year - or in my case more. I have a shit immune system despite living a life of virtue . I've never even had a puff of a cigarette but I get everything and always have.
My ds and I are like this- never ever get anything. It's incredibly annoying for everyone who knows us. We're really good in the mornings too. And we are both usually cheerful and stoical in the face of adversity - real silver liner finders. It's a good thing we like each other because everyone else hates us.
Ah, that's not the same thing at all Patricia. DS1 is the trouper. He has an absolute stinker of a cold ATM, looks terrible but has never even suggested he should have a day off. Asked for a parecetemol (sp) and off he went.
Mum and DS2 never get ill, they're not being brave, they just don't get ill. I rarely have time off work either but I go in with things my colleagues probably think I shouldn't from time to time.
I dont think having diptheria gives you good immunity. DHs aunty had it when she was 3 and was left with heart problems all her life. She died of oesophigal cancer which could have been caused by the warfarin she had to take. Our family hardly evet get vomiting bugs at all but er tend to get coughs and colds