Tuesday, October 16, 2007

You’d think I’d have a fighting chance once in a while

I’m getting closer to being 43 years old than I like to admit, and have had at least 2 colds every year of my life since birth. Probably twice that, actually. Now, as I understand viruses, once you have them you develop immunities towards that specific viral strain. Yes?

My daughters have YET to bring home a virus to which I am immune. Have all the colds I experienced as a child left the country? Do they live in Estonia now, infecting 40 year olds there, while their germs are now around this side of the globe? Will that particularly harsh cold I had when I was 9 head back this way to torture my children in their 50’s?

I realize that there are literally thousands of different types of viruses out there, what with mutating being such a popular viral Olympic sport. But come on! NOT ONE that I’ve already had has been around in the past 7½ years?

These upper respiratory germ killers that I have been cultivating for my entire life? Useless. Absolutely useless. Every time one of my kids starts to get stuffy, it’s only a matter of time before I’m right there with them.

Cough cough.

Snuffle.

AAAAUUGGGGGHHHHHHH.

5 comments:

Aimee said...

And why is it we feel worse, longer than the children whom gave it to us? My sympathies in your illness!!

Rumour Miller said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Sitting in Silence said...

Arghhh...not the dreaded snot fairy...we dont allow her access in our house...

Do you have horse radish over there ?...

Here is Aus we get it in tablet form ( health shop or chemist)...horse radish, fenugreek and garlic...all mixed into one easy to swallow - NOT - tablet...

It's magic... Shhhhhhhh dont tell anyone...

Dodi said...

OK, so do you take the magic pill every day, or just when you're sick?

tz said...

my mom used to soak garlic cloves in honey and give that to us....blek, i think it scared the germs out of us