Fight the Sickness
Of course, the day off of work as a result of being contagious wasn't all bad. And at least I'm not that guy with resistant TB who ran screaming from Europe because he thought ( rightly so ) that they couldn't treat him for it there.
"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil
Well. I guess that's that then.
Also, recently my sister turned me on to something called Cold-Eeze made by a company called Quigley that really does seem to help far more than I'd have ever believed if I hadn't tried it myself, you might see if you can find yourself a box.