After waking myself up coughing yesterday, I went ahead and called my doctor and got an appointment over my lunch break. Turns out I have bronchitis now.
I started a ten-day course of antibiotics yesterday and also bought a new bottle of Vick's Formula 44 cough medicine, which is the cheapest cough medicine on the shelf for some reason. The doctor had offered me some codeine cough syrup, but I have a hard enough time waking up in the morning as it is, so I declined.
After work, I finally went to the chiropractor after weeks of delay. I told her that my left ankle had been bothering me for no reason I could fathom and she said she'd been seeing a lot of ankle and foot pain in people who'd had the flu. How weird is that?
She worked the reflexology points in that foot in the most painful manner imaginable. I told her she was in danger of taking the title of "Most Excruciating Therapeutic Treatment" away from my deep-tissue massage therapist. Strangely enough, the other foot was fine, as was my neck and shoulder area, which is usually extremely tight and painful. I guess this flu really does do weird things to your body.
Later on, I made it through last night's band practice with a dose of cough syrup, lots of water, and a slug of honey. I'm feeling optimistic that my singing voice will be more or less back to normal by our next practice.
Words can't convey how tired I am of being sick. I really hope this last batch of medicine is going to do the trick.