You know what, I was at the booth across from you at Jet City and a few days later I came down with something similar. It was horrible. I was even having hives, which the doctor said can happen sometimes with a sore throat (What?!). Maybe it incubated that long? Anyways, I feel your pain. The doctor thought it was strep at first, but it wasnt.
Well, actually this took place a year ago! But I'm sorry that you got sick too. It really sucks. I still have icky crap in my throat in the mornings from it.
Yikes! From a year ago? That is a real hanger on. But boy did you draw how I felt. Well done. :)