My doctor would be able to tell me and also would give me prednizone which would fix it but he won't be back until Friday. Today is Tuesday.
So I thought, I'll call my lung doctor and ask him. So I get this really kind young woman and try to ask her by giving her the minimal amount of background and holy crap. I muddled up the whole thing and also had a coughing fit while I tried to talk.
I think she's probably traumatized. I told her that it all sounded very reasonable and rational in my head when I apologized. She'd gone off now to ask the doctor and will call me back. I am very glad I don't have to hear what she actually says to him. (Both doctors work in the same place and, I hope, Dr. Lung can see the details of what Dr. Regular put in my records last week. Both doctors are also named Dr. Lee.)
FYI I'm very tired of coughing. So I wait. Regardless of the answer, I've decided on pizza for dinner.