I am sick I have been sick since 1/21/09 when I woke up with a slightly scratchy throat and runny nose. The next day came the fever and by Friday I had a lovely cough that sounded like a seal barking. What made it worse was that every time I coughed it felt like a small, spikey ball of fire in my chest. Some of you might call this a croupy cough. I call it damned annoying. For most of the last week, my head has felt as if it were full of warm wet cotton.:frown1: I think I am finally starting to dry up though as my tissue use has decreased significantly. Also my night sweats have stopped, which is good cause I hate having to change night gowns in the middle of the night. Against my better judgement I went to the doctor a week ago today and she declared me unwell. :duh: Apparently I have a combination head & chest cold plus a sinus infection. My mom says I got sick because I didn't wear a scarf when it was 13 degrees out. I did however wear flannel lined Eddie Bauer khakis, long sleeved tshirt and over that either a thick wool sweater or fleece and a wool coat. As well as cashmere lined leather gloves. I do not like to be cold. Dad says I got sick because I walk around in the house barefoot year round. I think I got sick because I spent the last 6 weeks in and out of hospitals and rehab centers to see my dad and yell at his idiot doctors. No, I am not telling him that as I don't want him to worry or feel bad. :redface: FWIW: I have an autoimmune disorder and in theory am highly susceptible to germs and stuff. However, I can honestly say that I have not been this ill since March 2001 when I lived in Massachusetts. I had nasal polyps removed and since then have not had a bad cold, flu or anything of that ilk. I've had a few ear infections, serratia marcescens, 5th disease, and cancer but no head colds. :biggrin1: I'm curious, are you sick? If so, what are your symptoms? Have you gone to the doctor? What if anything did he/she prescribe? How did you get sick? How long does this wretched malady last?