That might sound a bit odd, but I thought it was my asthma that was suddenly very much worse. I had to take myself off to the nearest walk-in clinic the other day, and for a nasty few moments they were talking about nebulisers and possible ambulances But after 10 puffs of ventolin (10!!! High as a kite!) and several more monitorings and fussings and mechanic-type sharp intakes of breath (not mine, obviously) they backed off and sent me home with steroids and antibiotics and some sort of peak flow meter.
My take on this is that bronchitis can be cured and will go away soon (especially given the 12 pills-a-day regime) but the asthma would have needed longer-term management. I still have asthma, but I have been running with it for the last 6 months or so and only needed a couple of puffs on the inhaler before I went. So hopefully I will be back out on the tracks soon! Yes, I'll start slowly, yes, I might invest in a buff and yes, I'll try and manage my expectations so I don't get downhearted when I can't do 5k on my first time out - but hey, I'm chuffed to bits!