The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt by Paige Wolf

Demanding a Path to Better: Being Your Own Health Advocate

April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

I've written before about discovering my primary immunodeficiency and living with Common Variable Immune Deficiency. I've also talked about how the diagnosis was pretty much done on my own from interpreting some random bloodwork. In fact, if I hadn't looked at the numbers, done the research, and asked a lot of questions, I probably would have just gone on being inexplicably sick and tired all the time. But when I went to a top-rated immunologist at a top hospital, I did not get the answers I was seeking. I went through all the routine bloodwork again, which showed low numbers for IGG and IGG antibodies. I also took the requisite Pneumovax vaccine test, which showed a result so low the nurses asked me about six different times if I was sure I got the vaccine. My results were clearly shitty enough to...

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