Cough– round 2

So, shortly after my Puerto Vallarta trip, I came down with the crud that was tearing through our office. Congestion, nose running like a faucet, cough, general misery. 

It dragged on through my choral concert and a bit beyond. And everyone in the chorus was getting the crud too. It was just bad. 

Well, I thought I was coming out of it this past weekend (no more nose running, much less coughing)– and then Monday night happened

So. Much. Coughing. 

The technical term is “paroxysms”-  where I was coughing uncontrollably to the point of losing breath. I did not sleep at all, and I noticed a nice chest “wheeze”.  So I went to the doc yesterday. 

Bronchitis, most likely. Aggravated by potential adult onset asthma. Causing my lungs to constrict and not behave well during the coughing fits. 


I’m a bit better today, but not great. I’m back at work and I now have an “inhaler” to use to help open my lungs and to make it easier to clean out the crud. 

Great. At 45, I’m now like one pocket protector from being “that kid”.

At least I slept last night and the coughing fits are less frequent. Just keep your fingers crossed that things really improve by Friday, as I have a small choral trip and concert series to perform in. 

Because trying to sing while holding back a cough really sucks. 

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6 Responses to Cough– round 2

  1. truthspew says:

    For some reason I’m oddly resistant to a lot of the common cold and flu stuff. I can’t explain it – did have one nasty bout earlier this year where I lost my voice for a few days but that was that.

    Hardly ever get lower chest infections of any sort. Usually it’s sinus but that goes away quickly. And I’m at an advanced age.

  2. Gavin says:

    I’d recommend the old stand by: Vick’s VapoRub on the chest.

  3. at age 60.5, I too carry an inhaler. I too have adult onset asthma. it’s manageable. and no, you will not be one of “those kids”. if someone laughs at you, kick them hard in the nutsack; they won’t be laughing then!

  4. looter says:

    there has been a nasty virus running around….adult onset asthma? Sounds unlikely. more appropriate bronchitis or URI.

  5. truthspew says:

    And don’t you know – woke up this morning with a sore throat. Great!

  6. Mark in DE says:

    OMG – singing is almost impossible when you have a cough. Hope you get better soon!!

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