I can’t speak above a whisper today. I couldn’t even sing along with the radio on my way into work, which really bummed me out.
At work, everyone seems distantly grumpy that I can’t talk or answer the phone. I want to be like “Hey. At least I showed up to do paperwork. I could have just stayed home.”
But that involves talking. Even whispering hurts- sending sharp stabbing spikes of pain all over my throat. I drank some Theraflu Sore Throat to try and feel better, but so far I still feel pretty shitty.
I can feel the tickles of the coughing wanting to break free, but the two times I allowed it the pain was so excruciating that I started crying. So now I just fight the coughing sensation, which makes it a bit hard to breath sometimes (due to the gunk build-up), but at least doesn’t hurt as much.
I just want this to go away.
I hate my crummy immune system.