I told an Argentinean friend about the the virus that caused my pericarditis in January.
"You are getting old," she responds immediately. "Now you should expect your body to start failing you on a regular basis."
"I'm only 34," I say.
"Well, old age comes sooner to some people than to others," she informs me brightly.
She's not a mean person at all. She's just Argentinean.