Alien invasion prompts health alarm

Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 04:42 PM.

I don’t think I’ve ever written a column about pain, pus and blood before. Do I have your attention?

I’ve lived a charmed life regarding health issues. For some odd reason for which I’m forever grateful, I virtually never catch the standard array of maladies sneezing and handshaking their way through society.

I’ve been blessed with absence of aches and pains that seem to stroll hand in hand with most folks through advancing age. I’ve thought much about why I seem to successfully dodge so many bad things.

Rightly or wrongly I give a lot of credit to my childhood history. Like most of my contemporaries, there was seldom a day that I didn’t get cut, scratched, bruised or skinned.

Back then, something was always healing from games and sports and horsing around. Also during those halcyon growing-up years, I was none too careful about diet.

I’ve eaten dirt — on a dare — and no telling how many bugs on camping trips. Oh yeah, I’ve shared countless Pepsis with friends, pulling swigs from the bottle and passing it around.

Good sense tells me I must’ve been attacked by armies of bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites and other bad things. Naturally I wasn’t aware of internal battles my body constantly fought on my behalf.

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