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.