Woke to find that my sinuses have mercifully been freed overnight and I no longer feel like I'm sucking in hot coals every time I breathe through my nose. There is some residual stuffiness, but what battlefield is tidy after the war has just turned?
Now I'm coughing. Great, wracking coughs that produce the kind of stuff that you'd expect cause great, wracking coughs.
But there's progress: I got up before noon. My voice is sounding more like mine and less like some special effect created with broken glass, sand, and wallpaper paste. Yes, I will still spend the day on the couch and yes, I will still sleep for most of it, but perhaps today I shall wash dishes.
Or better yet, take a bath. Yes, definitely a bath.