I’m *sick* of being sick

I'm sick and tired of being sick. It seems that in the last six months I've been sick more than in the previous six years. I seem to spend about one week a month with a mild cold, and this week is no different (except that this weeks' cold seems particularly drawn out).

Amazingly, and to the wonderful contrary, Anthony has had very few colds. Ever. I can't even remember the last time he was sick. I do remember that he was pretty sick while I was in Ohio for the summer (with a temperature of 104+), but he may well have not been sick since. He goes to playcare three times a week, so I'm sure he's virtually swimming in bacteria and virus, but he always just seems to be fine.

Mmmm, it's generally Daddy's job to do the to/from playcare transport, so maybe it's my visiting the playcare petri dish that's giving me all these colds?

Whatever it is, I'm sick of it!

All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

A mere matter of resistance… his colds were in the US as yours are in Japan. Takes 2-3 years to fully get up to speed on the local flu/cold viruses.

— comment by mmk on January 20th, 2006 at 2:11am JST (16 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Jeff, are you getting enough exercise? I know that’s hard to do when your feeling ill…. I used to come down with crud more frequently when I wasn’t exercising regularly. 15 miles daily or more on either my hybrid or my road bike is my solution…. good aerobics at any rate….
take care.

— comment by Howard Maher on January 22nd, 2006 at 4:25am JST (16 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

You’re not imagining anything, and you’re not alone in being sick of always being sick — I myself am just in the process of coming down with my third cold in less than two months, and prior to that I hadn’t had a cold in almost four years — I exercise frequently, eat plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, sleep usually 7 to 8 hours a night, have a cheerful disposition — but I did just recently start a new job (and no, it’s not stressful) that brings me into close contact with people at a homeless shelter and food bank, not that I think they would be any more likely to hand on a virus than the next person — in any case, I guess the best we can do is grin, sneeze, wipe with a kleenex, and bear it — my personal opinion is that people are becoming so super health-conscious, so super-vitamined and flu-shotted, that the cold and flu viruses are becoming correspondingly stronger just to survive — that means that viruses we used to be able to fight off without feeling much more than a few passing sniffles or a scratchy throat are now knocking us down for the count — get used to it — I think it’s part of what is known as “the new norm”…..

— comment by Charlotte Creamer on November 5th, 2007 at 8:32am JST (14 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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