I'm fine. It's just a cold. No panic. Here's the story:
Spent a WONDERFUL week and a day in Boston, visiting family. My daughter, her husband, and both little ones had had the flu a couple of weeks before and assured me they were fully recovered and ready for Grandma. So I went. Those boys! One is 5 and a half (very important, that half), the other is almost 2. We had such a good time together. My daughter knows that if they ever get a bigger house I'm showing up with bags packed.
ANYWAY...Day before I was to come home, I started losing my voice. I always lose my voice when I get a cold. Then, the coughing started. No fever, though, so I have not been worried. [Side note: On the plane coming home I thought the other passengers were gonna break out the pitchforks and torches every time I coughed.] Children are little petri dishes of lovely germs, aren't they?
But here's the thing: I had such a sore throat! Thank goodness it's better now, but at the time I thought "I cannot IMAGINE smoking right now!" How many times did I continue smoking while sick? Too many! I'd be severely wheezing (LOUDLY) and still I'd light up. It's crazypants. I can still feel that pain. Aren't you glad you don't do that anymore? I am!