Down and Out with Dengue Fever

28 October 2013

Uggh, been diagnosed with Dengue Fever, also known as Breakbone Fever. Aptly named as my joints and muscles ache all over. Have flown down to Chennai for some personalized medical care by Doctor Mom.

Three years on the road and hardly a sickness. Although I did get stung by that scorpion in Namibia. Stopped traveling for a few months now in Delhi and have come down with food poisoning, dehydration and now dengue. Wish I could see Dr. Ernesto Guevara for I know he would prescribe the perfect medicine… a long motorcycle journey 😉

Had to take the first IV drip of my life to get enough fluids into the bloodstream:

It’s about Day 7 now and I’m on the recovery path. Lost about 10 lbs this week. Gawd, what a brutal feeling the first few days were. Incredibly weak, could hardly sleep or eat. But the end is in sight! Mutton for lunch!

6 thoughts on “Down and Out with Dengue Fever

  1. Oh noo! Hope you feel better soon. I had dengue in Laos – they say it won’t kill you (although it can) but it will make you feel like you want to die. Yuck! Glad you are on the mend, your blog is very inspiring.

  2. Oh noo! Hope you feel better soon. I had dengue in Laos – they say it won’t kill you (although it can) but it will make you feel like you want to die. Yuck! Glad you are on the mend, your blog is very inspiring.

  3. Thanks for the support, Nina! Yeah, the all over body aches were just a killer. So glad it didn’t last long. Getting fatigued so easily now. I heard full recovery takes a few weeks :/ Cheers, Jay

  4. Thanks for the support, Nina! Yeah, the all over body aches were just a killer. So glad it didn’t last long. Getting fatigued so easily now. I heard full recovery takes a few weeks :/ Cheers, Jay

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