Growing up, I had been sick quite a few times. The illnesses and other health issues I remember having as a child (along with a few rounds of antibiotics) were:
- the croup
- kidney infections
- surgery on my bladder
- chicken pox
- measles (even though I had been vaccinated)
- bouts of strep throat
- swimmers ear
I was recently talking with some friends. They had made the comment that they had never had strep throat. I couldn't believe it! I thought that was something everyone experienced at least once in their life. I experienced the swab culture test in my throat quite a few times.
I remember not being able to go trick-o-treating because I was sick, not being able to try out for the Jr High volleyball team because I had the measles, staying home from school because I had another cold or fever. However, at the time, I didn’t think much of it. Every child gets sick quite a bit…so I thought.