Yep, I've got it. Bronchitis. Thankfully, it is fairly mild. Still, recovery is always a bear.
I did get a really REALLY good night's sleep last night and this morning coughed up a lot of stuff, so I was able to do more today. However, I took the kiddos outside this early afternoon and did just a little gardening. Within half an hour, I was exhausted and coughing so hard, my lungs felt like they were pushing through my chest. It looks like I'll be convalescing for a while.
I plan to eat simply, drink plenty of healthful fluids, rest lots, and slowly build up activities again. Exercise will start with simple yoga moves and some pilates.
I take bronchitis seriously. Lungs are nothing to mess around with. Pneumonia is easier to get than you think. Besides, I'm kinda liking this God-given (God-forced) vacation I'm on! Last night, I finally had an excuse to just sit still and watch The Donna Reed Show DVD I rented from Netflix over a month ago!