Last Thursday morning I had that tickle in my throat I always get before I get sick, so I took the day off, bundled up, relaxed, and by the end of the day I felt much better. Friday morning, I felt exactly the same as I had the previous morning, but no extra symptoms. Same thing Saturday. Sunday, I did some extra sleeping, and more relaxing.
I woke up this morning feeling exactly the same as I did last Thursday.
In the morning my throat is scratchy, and I'll start coughing unless I get some water. Swallowing is painful, and talking is iffy. It just slowly gets better through the day, and by the end of the day, it seems OK. It's like I'm sick, and the only symptom is the sore throat. Weird.