So I went to the doctor’s office. No pneumonia, no strep, no ear infection. Good so far. I was given a chest X-ray, got put on a nebulizer, given a steroidal shot, and given four separate prescriptions of medication: pills for the cough, pills for the sneezing/watery eyes/congestion, antibiotics, and a steriodal inhaler. I’ve filled them on that same day as the appointment and have been taking them religiously.
Bottom-line: Seems to make very little difference. I am still hacking and coughing so hard that my eyes water and I see stars. I am still producing more mucus — in my head that ends up in my throat and chest — than I care to think. My only hope is that I’m not contagious anymore.
Well, one more week of classes and then Spring Break. Maybe over the Break I can finally catch up on my grading and get some much-needed rest. ::fingers crossed::