Here's the irony: I don't get sick much.
I mean, I am *unwell* every day, but I don't catch that many bugs and viruses (or should that be viri?) that go around every season. This has been true for a long time: I have two kids in school, so they catch colds and other stuff that goes around. Whenever a bug goes around the house, I usually catch it last and it seems to effect me the least and last fewer days in me relative to the other members of the family.
It was one of the things that made me wonder in the past if I might have an auto-immune disorder? Maybe my immune system was in hyperactive mode? However, I have been tested for most of them, and my immune system, although apparently vigilant, does not appear to have gotten so bored as to start gnawing on my joints or myelin. Remind me to buy it a chew-toy for Christmas -just in case.
Of course, it could be that the bugs effect me less because I am so used to being unwell all the time and toughing through it, that a little more unwellness on the pile makes little difference.
Vitamin C is supposed to ward off infection. So you'd think -given my scurvy status- that I would have been picking up every bug from SARS to MRSA to the flu. But that hasn't happened (I am happy about that! Not looking gift horse in the mouth here).
Any now that I am correcting the deficiency with huge amounts of Vitamin C, I should never worry about a cold ever again! ....Right?
WRONG! I woke up this morning with a sore throat and the sniffles.
Talk about an insult...