Well, a little less ranty now. I got sent home from work on account of sounding consumptive and all, so I fled and took myself off to another doctor for a second opinion. Turns out I had a high fever and I don't have congestion in my lungs as per my previous diagnosis, but I do have a wicked infection of the tops of my lungs and trachea. So new drugs, and hopefully a speedy recovery and a better attitude.
See, if I can type smiley things must be looking up!