My tactic of sleeping for twelve hours to fight off my cold worked - for the most part. While I still had a painful cough, a sore upper lip and a slightly dodgy nose, I was in excellent health today compared to yesterday, when I was burning through tissues. I was able to properly concentrate in class this afternoon, which was good because we were covering new material and I did not want to miss anything.
While I should be able to fully overthrow this cough in a day or two, I am hoping that I did not catch any new colds from the bus this morning. The bus on which I rode was one of the most crowded I've ever experienced; there were few coughs but those people, like me, might have deliberately been holding their coughs back.