HOORAY! I'm feeling better. So much better. Thank-You all for your supportive words and recipes for soup and tea, and for sticking it out with me. I can now breathe deeply; no rattles, creaks, or snorkel sounds.
Here's a little ditty that I composed just now. I'm feeling creative again!
The sharpness of sun and chill
as I thaw and stretch.
I've been waiting for you!