Jul. 9th, 2010 03:02 pm
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Okay, the unrelentingness of this heat is starting to get to me; I flew out of Washington reliably expecting some relief from hot times, and now here I am, plunged into Britain's version of a code red.

The most depressing thing of all is that it's not even hit 90 degrees here, which is a temperature I was comfortably exceeding in DC day after day simply because of the ready availability of air conditioning. All I have here are a fan, some windows, and fewer clothes, and this bloody flat-that-will-not-cool-down is not helping matters.

Meanwhile, I'm still not entirely better from the bug, or whatever you want to call it, that I picked up in the US. The flight home was unmitigated shit (although V:port yay), and only the fact that we are both signed up to IRIS and were therefore able to go from plane to bags to minicab to home to bed without passing immigration, and all this in a shade under two hours from touchdown, made me not throw a World Series tantrum.

Wracked with flu-like symptoms my thoughts have turned to the possibility that this is not the cumulative result of a) overexposure to funtimes and or b) snotty nosed brat summer camp kids at the Smithsonian that I have no immunity to, and rather may be something that I picked up in the woods.

I have even been on the Virginia Department of Public Health website looking things up, which probably wasn't a good idea; there's a litany of things I could have.

The annoying thing is that everything I might have conceivably picked up in the woods, from lyme disease to West Nile fever via Eastern equine encephalitis, presents flu-like symptoms. Hell, I could be dying from hantavirus and probably wouldn't know.

Cheerful thought.

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Date: 2010-07-09 05:41 pm (UTC)
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Have you seen a doctor ?

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Date: 2010-07-09 08:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] moony
If it's not following the traditional 'flu symptoms it is quite possible you picked up a tick somewhere. Check yourself over and see if you have any little wounds, bumps, a sore with a ring around it. If you DO find one, don't panic - there may very well be a tick in there, and don't try and pull him out.

Go to the doctor, pronto. :O

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Date: 2010-07-10 10:39 pm (UTC)
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You shouldn't indolently read up on diseases in general, you'll be able to concude the only thing you haven't got is housemaid's knee. Three men in a Boat is a cautionary tale.

Get better soon.

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Date: 2010-07-21 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Call NHS Direct, they are normally pretty good at sifting "general cold and flu" from "eek, GET TO A DOCTOR!" which they did when I was still ill days after coming back from Morocco.

In other news, I am so not sitting next to you in Inception. L must be immune by now; he can take the hit.

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