The doc seemed concerned by the fact that I never stopped coughing from the first bout of bronchitis in November. The continued coughing wasn't bad, and it didn't interrupt my sleep, but it was consistent and frequent: maybe 20+ times a day … for about two months after we'd decided I was "well enough" to pick my life up where I left off, in addition to the 6 weeks or so of coughing before that. That's a lot of coughing.
She didn't specify whether I have bronchitis again or still. It doesn't really matter, I suppose.
So anyway, the doc sent me for some chest x-rays this afternoon. She doesn't think there's anything wrong with my lungs, but she thought it would be good to check. She thinks I may have some chronic condition -- probably newly developed -- that is interacting badly with everyday viruses. Her two biggest guesses at this point are allergies and adult-onset asthma. She gave me some prescriptions (one of which had a "co-pay" of $230 -- I chose not to get that one) and wants me to see her again in 4-5 days so they can see if the drugs are helping, and they will have received the x-rays by then as well.
In the meantime, I predict some sleepless nights. *cough* *cough* *cough*