@windwalker Hi Terri! I really don't think my mom and aunt lived out their normal life span. They were otherwise very healthy. No other issues. We all had a similar problem that we dont usually run a temp. If we should..its very low grade. Which means Docs dont think you are sick! My mom would actually get pneumonia all the time. No temp. A year or so before she died, she was in the hospital actually dying. Her Minister came in and prayed over her..she had lost continence and her awful Doc that I hated had resigned that she was dying. I was crazy!!! I tried to get that Doc to listen to me that she needed an antibiotic.
No way. I had to make a lot of noise and demanded a Pulmonologist to examine her. I told him that we dont run temps..she gets pneumonia with no temp. I got nasty looks..but they grudgingly took her for an xray. Short time later they come in..Doc looks at me and said she had pneumonia..puts her on IV antibiotics. By the end of the day she was back talking and laughing.
This is definitely an immune problem!! My Mom lived in Central Florida, I'm in Alabama so I wasn't close enough to fight people every day. Also, she had married a horrible man after my Dad died from lung cancer. He controlled everything and was sick of her..she couldnt cook anymore and was always sick. He insisted she see this bad Doc. She lived with constant stress with him, and developed anxiety. The doc put her on adavan or something that wacked her out. She lost her appetite and just wanted to sleep. That was the end. No food..heavy drugs. I questioned her husband what drugs she was taking and got hell for it. Next I knew she was going into hospice. We rushed there and 3 days later she was gone. I've never been able to shake the feeling that she was "put down" . There's even more awful stuff that I dont have time to go into, but that was how she died. She should have lived a lot longer..