I usually get sick about once a year, max. That’s any kind of sick, either a cold, the flu, or strep. My nice once a year November illness and it’s over. However just this summer I have had two bad stomach bugs and I’m currently on my third bad bad head cold. On top of that allergies I never had until a few years ago are worse than ever. This is so miserable! And does not jive well with the demands of grad school. At least when I had a job I could take sick days. Not now!