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Mar 02, 2011 - 0 comments

Have been periodically sick all winter, more sick days than not - but generally less severe than previous years.

Some new things: last week my eyes were burning and vision was poor. Today that's mostly gone. There was the usual shortness of breath. Since December, very light activity would strain my muscles. As always, I keep exercising but then I pay for it afterward, feeling more sick in the short run - but then improved in the long run.

Last winter (Jan 2010), I did have a very bad and surprising episode of cold induced bronchospasm, in which all I could literally do was to try and get enough air for a few minutes. That didn't happen this winter. I suspect that the virus made my mast cells unstable and they degranulated - with histamine being a bronchoconstrictor. My submandibular nodes have gone down slowly but steadily over the past year, but still are larger than normal.

It's been two and a half years.

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