I took everyone’s advice and went to the doctor. Spent $46.43 and got “free” drug sample antibiotics, nasal corticosteroid spray, and some Tylenol 1 (hooray for Canada and codeine being OTC!) This should cover the basics of a bacterial infection.
I’ve also been ordered to stay in bed. So no work for me this week, I guess. He said it’ll be OK if I go away for the weekend, as I’ve planned a trip to visit my grandparents and brother in New Orleans for Friday-Monday. (My grandparents are very ill, and my brother and I have some family business to which we must attend.) But I need to conserve my strength.
Thank you all for your well wishes. I believe I’m on the physical road to recovery now. And I’ve only just begun. ^_^