First time in 19 years, I checked sick to work yesterday. Actually I went in to the office, left afte an hour because I felt like hell.
Dry scratchy throat, cough, runny nose, chest congestion, etc.
Left the office at 9:15, went home. Took a long, hot, steamy shower, drank a few gallons of water, a quart or more of hot cider (I may or may not have added a splash of bourbon... Hey, alcohol kills bacteria, right?), and a few shots of cough syrup. A nap, another shower, more water... Then finally around 7:00 pm or so I stopped the dry cough.
Took another hot shower, went to bed.
This morning, the cough is at least somewhat productive, and the fever and chills are gone.
I've got nothing at the moment, just focusing on getting over this crud. In the interim, go read the folks in the Blogroll. They've probably got something worth reading.