That sounds very very morbid, but uhhhhhhh...I have good reason to be scared.
No shortness of breath, yet, but my condition has taken a notable turn for the worse. The question now isn't common cold or coronavirus, it's flu or coronavirus, and neither condition is particularly pleasant. Yesterday I had a dry cough, but pretty much nothing else. I had the vague sensation of some sort of respiratory disease, in that I could feel it in my chest, but beyond that, my only symptom was a pseudo-sore-throat, by which I mean, it felt like there was a knot in my throat but swallowing wasn't painful.
Today that pseudo-sore-throat evolved into a sore throat proper, well and truly hurting to swallow and still having that feeling of being a massive clump, while also being somewhat of a burning sensation. The dry cough happened less often, and I didn't have the same feeling of the chest as I did yesterday, but my temperature got worse.
Yesterday, it peaked at 99.7--high, yes, but not dangerously high.
My temperature is currently 100.7.
I've taken two ibuprofen and am going to take two tylenol later, with me in the mean time continuing to drink lots and lots and lots of water to hopefully not take a turn for the worse. My family has been informed, is alert, and will continue to monitor me, and we're very closely on the lookout for shortness of breath.
With luck, I'll be fine.
But right now I am not gonna lie.
I am terrified.