Last Sunday, I pull my back muscle while working out my shoulders. I can't remember what part it's called but the pain resonates from the upper left back muscle near the spine. I've pulled it before in the past and this time the pain is not as bad. I can still move well and the pain only hits when I try to bend up, down or sideways. Then, over a day, the pain travelled to the left side of my chest. Don't ask me how, I have no idea. I had developed a mild sore throat and had some phlegm deep down my throat.
However, I was still able to pull off a gruelling but good chest workout on Tuesday. But perhaps it was too taxing. On Wednesday, despite having my 8 hours, I still felt tired and weak. My throat was aching a lot more and I could feel that inflammation and swelling had set in. The mucous in my throat was building up and I was experiencing intermittent mild inner chest pain. I suspect that it was more related to throat infection or mucous build-up rather than the muscle tear. Went to see the doctor yesterday evening after work and he confirmed my suspicions about my throat. It was red and swollen. He just gave me meds for my throat and didn't give me anything for my phlegm.
This morning, I woke up coughing and felt congestion in my chest. I contemplated calling in sick but came to work anyways. At work this morning, chest pain and congestion got slightly worse and I was coughing out more, thick phelgm. SO, now I'm leaving work early to get some meds for THAT. It would've been much easier IF he had given me that when I complained of phelgm and sore chest yesterday. I would've already had felt better today. At least I'm lucky that it hadn't developed into a fever. This was usually the case for me whenever I developed a throat infection. Falling sick is such an inconvenience and I hate it. I feel weak and helpless, but I'll guess I have to deal with it.
PS: For those of you eating while reading this post, apologies for my frequent mention of phlegm and mucous.