Hi Wendy, I think you could be onto something. Many of the folks on the protocol have that kind of history. Though my husband Steve never had pneumonia, he has been in close quarters with me. I have chronic respiratory infections: walking pneumonia twice in the past 9 years, and tracheitis, laryngitis, several bouts of bronchitis, and dozens of sinus infections throughout my life. Even when I don't have a full-blown sinus infection, I seem to always maintain a low grade sinus infection. It may have all started with chronic tonsilitis as a child...they weren't removed until I was 14. Cpn is spread via droplets in sneezes and coughs. I feel like I've been a walking Cpn dispenser feeding Steve a steady stream of the bugs for our entire married life. By the way, I intend to also do the CAP to prevent my reinfecting Steve and to treat for artery disease, minor osteo-arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, the chronic sinus infections, and some other minor related issues. You will find a long list of illnesses linked to Cpn in the handbook on CPn Help.org.
Cypriane~caregiver and advocate in Dallas for husband with SPMS