I was battling a bad cough and sore throat for more than a week now. I felt flu-like symptoms on New Yearâ€™s Eve. However, the symptoms didnâ€™t progress to flu until two or three days later. The cough was so severe that I end up with a bad case of sore throat. It was painful to swallow. I thought I wouldnâ€™t get better even after taking some medicines. I was just planning to see a doctor (and buy a military coin) this weekend. The medicine gradually works though. Iâ€™m thankful that I will not spend a single centavo for a checkup. Iâ€™m also glad hubby was here to take care of me (and do the chores for me too).