As I have already mentioned in my last post: I am a terrible patient. I hate going to the doctors and remembering last year’s injury on my ankle – I usually do it too late. Needless to say, I didn’t even call in sick at work this week, but kept pushing myself to the limit. But even I decided that 10days of symptoms, severe vertigo and the loss of roundabout 4kg body mass was enough. I was more angry than concerned, however: My time here is too short and my wanna-do-list too long for any bug to keep me company any longer. That’s why I went to the doctor today.
Luckily, Vientiane’s medical care is decent enough: There are 3 recommended international practices and the French Clinic is even open on 7days a week. Which is luxury compared to the situation on the countryside…Yet, severe cases still get transferred to Thai hospitals so let’s hope I will not become one.
To keep this short: The clinic was very clean and the doctor seemed super competent. She could not, however, make an exact diagnosis. But most likely, I caught myself some sort of worm. I remember sitting in a Biology lecture about nematodes and thinking “yuck” and it’s an even more disgusted “YYYYYYUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK” that I am thinking right now. Bella is already proposing names for my new pet – I hope I’ll be able to take it with humour soon myself… Anyways, I got some affordable antibiotics and should feel better within a few days. Unless it’s some other parasite, in that case I will have to try a different treatment. Keep your fingers crossed for me, I’m sick of this. And don’t you dare to say “It’s all part of the adventure, honey!”