I made my last post after the first really bad coughing fit had passed. I has a respite and thought it might be over. Then I had another, worse, fit that pretty much left me curled up one the couch in a ball of whimpering pain, and destroyed most of my voice. Once I could move again I took a long, hot shower, which helped the muscle aches a bit, and dragged myself to the ER.
I just got home. They gave me some heavy-duty cough meds, which I've just taken, which will hopefully kick my ass and let me sleep. I feel like I've been run over by a truck.
Oh yeah, I'll be calling in sick.