I can't believe I paid a doctor $55 to tell me that. But colds are supposed to get better over time, not worse, and I've been going steadily downhill since last Wednesday. Last night I could barely sleep for coughing, and when I coughed myself awake (again) at 4.50am I gave in and got up. Anyway. Doctor swears it's just a cold, and I'll be better in a few days. I hope so; I don't want to be sick on my holidays! Point in his favour, though - doctor offered to give me two days off work "although I know you won't take it!" he said. Grrr... I hate summer colds.