Down and Out



Me on the cruise ship. BB (before bronchitis).

Healthy, working out for a couple of hours every day. Maybe not eating as well as I would at home but not going crazy either.

Washing my hands constantly.

And then it happened.

Time for a First Aid station.


It started off as a bit of a sore throat.

When I got back from the cruise a couple of weeks ago, it became acute bronchitis.

The symptoms included coughing, fatigue, shortness of breath, fever and chills, chest discomfort. It knocked me off my feet for almost two weeks. I was unplugged from almost everything: work, email, blogging, cycling.

Finally starting to recover now. My voice is almost back to normal. Sleeping over the past two nights has finally improved. Coughing fits have finished although I still wrestle with coughing in the morning and at night.

Even though we have great weather here in Ontario for riding, I have not been on the bike for two weeks. I may need another week or so before I hit the road again.

It takes about two weeks for bronchitis to run its course although the coughing may last longer. All you can really do is rest as best you can and drink plenty of fluids.

I’m just glad to be back on the other side of this thing.

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