I was stuck at home yesterday with my latest bout of bronchitis. I missed the last day of school (a half day) before Christmas vacation and I'm hoping that my colleague told my students that I miss them and that I'll see them in January. It's hard being a teacher, especially when you've had pneumonia three times and now I get EVERY bug that they bring through the door! Here it is only December and I've already used 6 out of my 10 sick days! ACK! I called my doctor's office yesterday and she's out of town until the 28th, so if I am WELL by then, I'm going to ask for the pneumonia shot, which I hear also cuts down on bronchitis. This is the 3rd round of bronchitis I've had since September!!! I've already had two z-packs (antibiotics), so I won't be given any more of that and that's the one that seems to knock it out. But, now I'm wondering...does it really? I mean, if I've had two z-packs and now I have bronchitis again...what's the use of taking antibiotics? And, isn't bronchitis a VIRAL thing? So, this time, I'm taking my cough syrup in the daytime and NyQuil at night, to help me sleep and I'm drinking Kefir during the day to boost my immune system. I'm hoping I'll get better in a couple of days (before Monday, when hubby is going to INSIST that I get in to see a doctor!)...any ideas/suggestions?