… about being my age however, one positive thing is when you reach a certain age you have been exposed to most of the typical cold bugs that go around and have an immunity. It seems that when I am surrounded by people who are sick I avoid getting their cold. When one finally gets me it reminds me of how serious the common cold can be for people of a certain age.

My family doctor tells me that this year the prevailing bug came early and lasts longer. She indicated it is often of a three week duration with a nagging cough that can last two or three months.  Being a smoker, of course, has nothing to do with anything. 

Being a smoker, of course, has nothing to do with anything.

Bah!  Off to suck on a puffer and pop a pill.