Dec 29th, I took sick with bronchitis and costochondritis (rib cage inflammation). Costochondritis makes regular bronchitis seems like a walk in the park. Then, 2 weeks later, I developed pneumonia. Fun times.
I was on bed for a full week except for a half day of work I dragged myself in for at my manager's begging (the person who usually covers me was off sick too). Then I was pretty sick for a week but back to work (at least 2 of those days I would have normally called in sick). Then another week of getting to work, but only able to do minimal activities in the evening. This week, I've been starting to get back to my regular activities, although reduced. For example, I went to my chorus rehearsal but didn't stand on the risers or sing. Last night we went out to dinner and that knocked me out afterwards.
Thankfully, I was already taking Advair (which I think is Seretide in the UK? I'm Canadian) so I didn't have to wait for that to kick in. Now on top of that, I'm using Alvesco (which I think is the same name in the UK) until the cough improves (it still hurts to cough and breathe. I still have hefty pain killers too.
Maybe by spring I might be feeling normal?