I started coughing the day before I drove from Chicago to Galesburg. Whenever I think I'm almost over whatever it was, I have another coughing fit. But all the other stuff - fatigue, muscle aches and fever - came and passed.
Unfortunately, my mom now has a really bad cold. Maybe it would have been better if I had visited her before I exposed myself to several hundred convention attendees. But I never had the really sore throat or any of that. The virus went whizzing by my throat and nasal passages and headed straight for my bronchial tubes and lungs. So I'm not positive I'm the one who infected her.
I can't remember when I last knew so many people who were all sick at the same time.