I have noticed that as I age and become less healthy overall (essentially by leading a tremendously sedentary lifestyle), I am more vulnerable to picking up the common cold than at any other period in my life. But the amazing thing to me about these colds, is how I get them. Last night, at 7:48pm, while watching the show “House”, I got a cold. I wasn’t doing anything – actually I was having a beer (Grolsch Light – yes, I drifted from my Pasbt/Leinie’s/Miller roots the other day at the store). I was just sitting there when suddenly, out of nowhere, I got a cold. Someone or something somewhere, flipped a switch and I got a cold – just like that. My throat tightened and felt sore, my nose started running and my eyes started to water. At 7:47pm, I was breathing beautifully and taking for granted my fine non-cold health. Not sure why this strikes me as odd but I guess I always thought the onset of such illnesses was more gradual. Maybe I’ve never paid attention to it quite like this. Is this what happens with age – or is this how we always get colds?
Old Man Sudden Contraction of an Illness Alert