Onset: Slight sudden cough. No biggie. Diagnosis: Possibly allergies. Prescription: Sleep it off.
Day One: Aches from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Overwhelming cough. Slight sniffle. Fever. Diagnosis: You might be in trouble. Prescription: More sleep, leftover cold meds from last time, Mucinex.
Day Two: Death is approaching. Diagnosis: Write your will NOW. Prescription: More sleep, hope you wake up.
Day Three: Congratulations. You've kept death at bay. You can feel your internal organs trying to rearrange themselves. Diagnosis: Um... what is going on? Prescription: More sleep, 2 Gene Kelly movies.