If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and misery, etc.
Thursday I was scheduled for my annual flu shot. Tuesday I got the flu. This happens every year, although usually not this close to the wire. I haven't been able to get a flu shot in almost seven years because by the time I have access to a flu shot, I've already gotten the flu.
At least this time I have a very mild case. Loosing 60 pounds, getting my cardio-vascular system in better shape, and maintaining a daily regimen of vitamins and herbs certainly seems to have helped.