My Defective Immune System

So, I am sick yet again. This time it is somewhat expected, with the organized cesspool/school starting again. I almost always get sick at the start of a new semester, in some form or another. In this case, I caught a stomach bug that has been kicking my ass for the last day and a half.

What I don’t understand is why I get sick now, but NEVER got sick in high school. Through my four years of high school, I never missed a day due to illness (Or was that junior high? I don’t remember exactly. Either way, I didn’t miss many days, if any). Yet over my college career, I have missed more days than I can count.

I figure a combination of things may be to blame. First off, there are far more people (and therefore far more sick people) here at UT than back in high school.

Second, I assume I am a bit more conservative when it comes to attending classes while ill than my parents. I can remember a few times that I thought I was sick, but was still sent to school anyway.

I suppose another reason could be not getting the proper nutrition, though I really don’t eat any worse than I did back in high school, so I can’t blame that.

Lastly, my immune system could just be defective. Maybe it was in tip top shape in high school, but will just head downhill from here on out.

So in short, I have no idea why I get sick so often. What I do know is that I hate being sick. I hate feeling useless. I hate letting down my co-workers, professors, classmates, etc. I’m not good with being lazy against my will. Not at all.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I believe daytime TV on TBS is calling.

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