Monday, February 5, 2018

Weirdest winter ever

Usually by this point in the season, I've been sick at least four or five times.  Having a cold is sort of my thing.  And this winter has been really bad for everyone around me getting sick.

Yet weirdly, I haven't had one cold all season.  I have had some sinus issues, but no actual colds.

It's honestly almost a little frightening. This hasn't happened since I've had kids. I'm wondering if my body is revving up for some monsto-virus that will result in my death.

Or have I now just acquired every upper respiratory virus circulating in a 30-mile radius and have become immune?

The only other thing I can think of is that I started taking multivitamins this summer.  Could that be why I'm not getting sick??


  1. Your kids have reached the age where they’re not sick nearly as often. Also, immunity.

  2. Yeah, don't take this the wrong way, but they get fewer and fewer as you get older. Also, you just jinxed yourself by mentioning it.

  3. Rhinovirus immunity. Growing up on the East Coast exposed me to so much early in life that when I came to the Midwest as a young adult I was resistant to much of what circulated around here. It's really only a guess.

  4. Rejoice! You have a fully functioning immune system! As a physician, you saw more than the average person's lifetime allotment of cooties, priming you for an above average level of immunity.