It's been just about 48 hours since I felt the first indication of a sore throat, but it seems a lot longer. I've spent most of the last couple of days Being awake for a couple of hours then sleeping for a couple of hours. I think I've been having bad dreams, but I don't remember them. Being awake is a bit like a bad dream, though, so I guess I'm not missing anything. Just after nightfall I got out to check the mailbox. There was nothing in it. Then I microwaved some dinner, sort of. It still hurts to swallow. I feel tired but don't sleep well. I hope this thing runs its course soon.