I awoke this morning to find that my chest had been COLONIZED.
Fucking alien chestbursters.
I have stocked up on slippery elm lozenges and teas (just try finding gluten-free cough drops, I dare you, you will WEEP, I don't know what celiacs did before Google) and soups, and I am managing to not cough too very much just by focusing at least 70% of my attention on my breathing, which is obviously not a long-term solution.
Sometimes I get colds without them becoming bronchitis or pneumonia. Sometimes. But this is already in my chest and so I am confining myself to the couch or bed.
THERE ARE THINGS IN THERE I CAN FEEL THEM AUGH