Hi everyone. I used to post here a couple years ago, but alot has happened and I kind of got away from posting. I have a bit of a dilemma and need your input. I'm CONSTANTLY sick...at least once a month. I swear I get sick more than my husband and both my kids combined. I've always been this way, even as a young child. However, it's gotten worse since my bout with mono when I was 14 years old. I'm 26 now, BTW. But since having my kids, it's definitely gotten even worse yet. I've already been sick 3 times since my daughter was born in September. Not only do I get sick alot, but when I catch something it's usually worse than other people. My son could have a virus and end up with a fever of 101 for a couple days. Me...I catch the same virus and end up with a fever of 103 for 2 or 3 days and then a fever of 101 for another couple days. The problem is, I chose the wrong profession (I'm an RN) to have a bad immune system. Working in healthcare I'm obviously even more susceptible to illness. For instance, even with getting the flu shot, I still managed to get the flu a couple years ago. When I get sick, I drag my butt to the doctor to cover myself so that it's not an unexcused absence if I end up missing work. However, of course my boss is not thrilled that since being back from maternity leave I've been sick 2 months in a row now. Because of this, they've now put me on corrective action at work. Meaning for the next 3 months if I miss even a single day, I risk losing my job. I guess my question is actually a 2-part question. First of all, any suggestions on how to strengthen my immune system so that I'm not catching EVERY virus/infection that goes around? I'm thinking about making appt with my doctor to talk to him about this. I was diagnosed with CFS back in 2004. I had all the basic testing done to rule out autoimmune diseases or any other obvious causes. Secondly, at a previous job I was set up on intermittent leave of absence so that in the event of illness or doctor's appts, they legally could not penalize me for my absence. Do you think it would be worth it to have that set up again? I LOVE my job and it's killing me that I'm going through this. I love the career I chose and certainly don't want to risk losing my job. I know that being a nurse I can get a job anywhere, but I love the hospital I work for and now that I'm working dayshift I'm actually happy on the unit as well. Anyway, what are your thoughts on this? Has anyone ever been in a similar position with their jobs? Any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated.