A week after I first got sick, I'm still sick! Chronology:
Friday night: Fine, just a slight headache
Saturday: Congestion, fatigue, low fever (99.2)
Sunday: Slight congestion, fine by the end of the day
Monday: Feeling fine, congestion is fading
Tuesday: Congestion is a little worse, but generally, feeling okay
Wednesday: Wake up feeling horrible, heavy face, congestion, serious fatigue, fever (99.6-100.2)
Thursday: Feeling a bit congestion, mild fever later in the day (99.1)
Friday: More congestion, no fever, scratchy throat
Saturday: More congestion, no fever, scratchy throat, cough
So here's what I think happened:
I stayed out late on Thanksgiving and the following night, leaving me with a mild virus on Saturday. Since I thought I was better by Sunday, I stopped taking steps to treat the cold, and it turned into a sinus infection, sidelining me on Wednesday and Thursday. By Friday, the sinus infection was gone, but I was pretty much draining all of the fluids, which landed in my lungs and throat. I also stayed out late again and didn't dress very well for the cold.
So: Mild viral infection turns into sinus infection turns into cold.