I have Dengue Fever and I am not happy about it.
I have my sister and her two boys here visiting when 7 days ago I started feeling very average. My body ached but it was mainly my back. I thought it was because of my recent back injury and operation. I had been thinking of buying a new mattress for quite some time and that day despite feeling like rubbish and because my sister helped to push me in the right direction I managed to buy a good one and have it delivered. I was so looking forward to having a good night sleep but then only lasted for one hour as soon after hitting the sack the fever kicked in. High temps, shakes, sweats and sore eyes etc hit me for the rest of the night and the next 48 hours as well.
By the time I got to the Dr’s I was starting to feel a lot better (Wednesday) and the Dr shrugged off my blood test request and said I had influenza. On Thursday I was really starting to come good so the much put off trip to the village was put back on again and we left on Friday morning. By Friday afternoon I was a shaking mess again and to top it all off both my kids had picked up a 24 hour bug and were vomiting as often as the springboks were scoring tries. For non Rugby people, that is unfortunately way to often. In the car, in the bed, you name it. I was useless and thank fully my sister and my inlaws stepped up to the plate to help out. The next day we drove back to Ubon and I went straight to the hospital again