My immune system blows almost as hard as my favorite sports team, the San Diego Chargers, and I am sick and tired of it, literally. This past weekend I came down with my fifth sucky cold of the year, which is a better record than the Chargers who just completed their sixth sucky loss of the season. Good lord those guys are killing me (Dear Rivers, please start showing up to the games, Norv, please start making good calls, wide receivers, please stop dropping the ball, line men, please stop making ridiculously amateurish penalties that are costing us games).
I don’t know why I have such a crummy immune system, but I do. I swear to God, if I even see a kid at the preschool or, better yet, the 24 Hour Fitness kids club, with even a slight hint of post-nasal drip, I get sick. One look and BOOM, my throat tightens and snot takes over ever inch of my sinus cavity.
Currently, I am sitting amidst a Neti Pot, a pile of snot-rags, and umpteen boxes of meds like, Theraflu, Zicam, Cold-Eeze, Emergen-C, and Mucinex. Oh, and a vat of Metholatum. It’s sexy, let me tell you. But I need to figure out what to do BEFORE I need all of this schtuff.
So, right here and right now, I am putting forth my very first New Years Resolutions of 2012 . . .
To build up my immune system and to NOT GET SICK in 2012.
This is my mission and I am ready and willing to try anything: eastern medicine, crazy-shaman remedies, Botox (hey, maybe it helps immunity too?). I’m even going to try monthly B12 shots in my arse. Madonna swears by them (which will give me another thing to talk to her about when I meet here someday) as does my friend, Stefanie of Ooph.com.
What else can I try? Please, someone give me some hints as to how I can help my immune system.
I’ll also take any tips for the Chargers that you might have as I am formulating an open letter to head coach Norv Turner.