I always get sick when I'm too wrapped up in something. So, the constant late night reHAIRsals, combined with getting over some illness, combined with the smoke onstage... = me in pain.
Dr.NoGood says it's laryngitis.
I broke down and saw him on Wednesday- he didn't help much- other than to say "well, I guess you won't be singing". And, after some serious prompting, he gave me a high powered cough suppressant- I'd been coughing so hard I was throwing up, or unable to breathe back in.. very scary.
SO, here's what the past two days have looked like (well, other than a brief visit to work)
gargle with warm water, salt, and a crushed aspirin
drink a cup of "throat ease" tea
drink two cups of hot water with lemon and honey... and whisky
sip some cough meds (depending on what I need to do- high octane Narcotic or over the counter if I need to go anywhere)
take an Advil
oil of oregano drops
take slippery elm capsules.
repeat every 3-5 hours.
oh.... and no talking.
that's the part that's killing me.