The reason I need to take the little bugger in is that is has provoked my (normally almost non-existent) asthma into a show of rampant wheeziness whenever I lie down. If I were a careful and provident asthmatic, this would not matter, I could just have a good whiff of my inhaler at bedtime and go to sleep. But I'm not, I'm a lazy and optimistic asthmatic with no current inhaler - so I've just spent a couple of nights wheezing like a very elderly set of bellows, propped on a mountain of pillows. I haven't slept well, and the cold has taken advantage of that. Bastard.
Because the silly asthma is usually so utterly insignificant, I have basically ignored it for years, so when I phoned up today to ask if I could have a new inhaler, they said 'no, you haven't had once since 2001 so you need a checkup first'. Which I suppose makes sense, but it's not like the checkup is going to find anything significant. Bleh.