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Monday, October 4, 2010

Dengue Fever




It's not just a sorethroat. It's dengue! Rashes came out after the fever subsided. Hauled ass to the polyclinic and got a few tests done (Hemoglobin, white blood cells, hematocrit and platelets). Needless to say my poor white cells are sorely depleted. Platelet count is still within the normal range but seems to be on a down-going trend. Which means, another round of blood-test is in order (my poor veins). I feel fine otherwise. No overt bleeding but damn my throat is killing me. More to report tomorrow.

I do not recall being bitten by any mosquito, but apparently I am very sweet  :)  Or the mozzies were sweet on me.

p/s Beautiful picture of me covered in spots. While more accurately described as peticheal rash (pin-point bruising), a more confluent pattern would be called Islets of White in a Sea of Red. Doesn't it sound poetic?

Friday, October 1, 2010


I gazed into the mirror
And found these staring back at me
Fever, chills and pain of disproportionate suffering
Caused by two little dots petite and 'cute
Much aggrieved I am