A week ago Sunday I woke up with what I thought would be one of my 2 yearly colds.  I only get sick twice a year and never for more than a couple days.  In fact, I haven't taken a sick day since the mid 90s.  Basically, I NEVER GET SICK... UNTIL NOW!!!

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This cold kicked my ass to the point where I was nearly incapacitated.  So what's the deal?  Is this some kind of "super" cold?  Am I just getting old and my immune system is just getting weak?  I don't think it's either of those.  I've seen others get floored for the past 20 years and I've remained relatively unscathed.

My theory is climate change.  Now, I'm no expert.  Let's make that clear but there may be some validity to the fact that temperatures have not been seasonally cold enough to kill off some of the viruses that continue to thrive and even strengthen in this unseasonably warm stretch.  I've run all the variables and the only conclusion has to be climate change.  Or maybe it's just a guess/excuse.