Thanks Debb! Yes, it's been a long road, but, I'm used to it! Nothing I can do about it, so I've learned to live with it! Doesn't mean I like it, I just don't have a choice!
Valley Fever is caused by a spore ... the spore(s) are inhaled into the lungs, where they live for the rest of your life. They pick and choose when they want to wreak havock on your life! Some times I'm OK (when the spores lie dormant), then other times I am just constantly fatigued and sick (when the spores are active). The spores tend to be more active in the fall and winter time, just when sickensses such as colds, flu and pneumonia are most active. You can find out more here: Valley Fever Survivor
I have what is considered a mild to moderate case. It knocks me down sometimes, but not out completely. Some folks have a severe case of it, where it disseminates (goes into other parts of their body) where it can be deadly. Some people have a very mild case, where they don't really have any symptoms, or they are very mild, and it seems to go away. But, it doesn't. There is no cure. The spores are there forever, though, they may or may not become active.
Yes, I personally know people who are hypocondriacs!! But, like you, I find out about things first, before I make that determination! ;0)
Thank you for the wishes, Debb, I appreciate it! and LOL @ your p.s.!!
Happy New Year, to you and yours! Have a SAFE one!!