Took myself off to the doctor today.  It seems I haven’t got the ‘iepiekonders’ (a pretend illness), but quite bad bacterial infection:  Laryngitis, Trachiatis and something to do with severe fluid in (or was that behind) the ear.
In layman’s terms:  sore and swollen throat, swollen vocal chords, blocked ears, headache, barking cough.
The good news:  I have some drugs which should make me feel a lot better within 2 days.  That means I can get back to work and start earning some money again.  This illness is costing me a fortune in lost earnings ….
As has become customary these past days, I now need a nap.