Viral Infection (28th May 2005)

On the evening of 2005-05-26 I woke up at about 1800 feeling really ill. I stood by an open window for about an hour but when I thought I’d better go downstairs and tell my parents I was feeling ill, I suddenly felt really ill and only just made it to the toilet in time to vomit into it. With much vigour. I hadn’t vomited in years (literally!) so it came as rather a shock. It has strengthened my resolve to never start drinking alchohol, so I guess there’s a silver lining to every stomach.

After I was done and had washed my mouth out (yum) I took my temperature with a digital thermometer. The readings I got were 37.8°C, 38.2°C, 38.2°C and 38.3°C. On the morning of 2005-05-27 it was 38.7°C which we figured was bad enough to warrant a trip to the doctor’s. My understanding is that about 37.0°C is normal and about 39.0°C means you need urgent medical attention. So now I’m drinking even more water than usual, not eating much and regulating my temperature with paracetemol.

Dammit, I think I just turned my news section into a blog.