Monday, June 26, 2006

Dengue?

Oh dear. The "flu" most assuredly it isn't. (Despite my arrogant declaration the other day.) My doctor suspects dengue. I've reached the same conclusion. I've had it twice before (haemorrhagic the second time) and nursed my husband through it last year. The only reason it deceived me this time is that the fever isn't spectacularly high. But the body aches are severe, and I have no energy at all. Spent the weekend on an excellent painkiller which had me floating over rooftops and feeling totally at one with the cosmos, and this morning will go get a bloodtest done.

So will be back to blogging soon as I feel better.

And if not, I bequeath my library to the nation.

39 comments:

Chet said...

Now it's his turn to nurse you.

Take care, Sharon.

Lydia Teh said...

Poor dear. I hope the blood test's negative. Praying for you.

Siege said...

do get well, sharon. :)

Oh, on the bright side, you now have the perfect excuse to curl up the whole day in bed and read for 24 hours straight!

But still, do get well. :)

sympozium said...

And the nation will probably ban a large percentage of your books
:-)))

Get well soon.

Sharanya Manivannan said...

Take care, Sharon! *Hugs*.

Xeus said...

Dear Sharon, don't worry. I've had dengue before and you are going to be all right. Just take lots of liquid and rest.

Glenda Larke said...

Sharon - if it is dengue, please treat this very very seriously. A third time around can be spectacularly bad. I would strongly consider hospital where they can keep an eye on things. Will be thinking of you!

Ted Mahsun said...

Oh dear... take care and get well soon!

Yo. said...

choi choi choi... don't say such things! get well soon sharon!

Greenbottle said...

Sharon;

I sincerely hope that you'll be well very soon...InshaAllah...

dreamer idiot said...

Keeping fingers crossed, I hope it's nothing serious, take care!

starlight said...

speedy recovery, sharon. take care of yourself. will be keeping my fingers crossed that it's not as serious as it seems.

aneeta said...

take care. look after yourself.

lil ms d said...

yarghs take care sharon! i know what you're feeling. i think i may have dengue too.

GET WELL and REST

Kak Chik said...

I hope you'll get well soon!!

bibliobibuli said...

thanks all

it is dengue ... blood test resul;t showed platelet level is 85 - on the low side but not at danger level - so we will see what the level is tomorrow

glenda - your warning is very appropriate - though i'm not sure if dengue does get worse subsequent times - the last time i was much sicker and needed a blood transfusion, and the fever was much higher ... but there are 4 strains of it so maybe they differ in intensity??

why is there no comprehensive health guide explaining the illness thoroughly in layman's terms? most websites that talk about it are aimed at doctors and medical professionals ... most people don't know how the illness develops and i actually know of at least one case where a guy decided to go jogging to sweat out the fever ... shortcut to suicide

Lydia Teh said...

Oh dear, so sorry to hear this, Sharon. I'm sure you've googled all about dengue already but just in case you missed it, this is written in simple terms.

http://ww1.mid-day.com/howto/dengue/index.htm

Take care.

Yvonne Foong said...

God bless the loving Sharon Bakar. Please restore her health so she may continue providing us dosages of bibliobibulism!

bibliobibuli said...

lydia - the reference is v. good and explains why the second time is worse and haemorrhagic ... but why then is this third time not as bad as the first or second?? surely i should have the haemorrhagic version now? is this what i have with the drop in platelets being a sign of it?

yvonne - bibliobibulism? *lol*

CW said...

Oh no! Take care of yourself Sharon!

Glenda Larke said...

I too have heard that it gets progressively worse.

If you feel worse, don't wait - go straight to the emergency room. It is easy to be blase about dengue because so many people get it and emerge none the worse. But there are people it kills. So take it seriously.

bibliobibuli said...

for sure! i'm definitely on the mend even if weak and wobbly ...

bibliobibuli said...

things i found out from my doctor just now

it isn't necessarily true that the second time you have dengue it will be worse than the first

you can have two strains of dengue simulataneously (v. nasty!)

having one type of dengue gives you only partial immunity to the other strains

fogging isn't really effective and dengue mosquitoes can live quite happily in the house

Read@Peace said...

Hi Sharon
Rest well. I'm nursing a flu again and having gone through three rounds of it in a record three months, can vouch for the fact that nothing beats fluid and sleep. Here's to a quick recovery.

snowdrop said...

hope you get well soon, Sharon, sending lots of healing vibes your way.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sharon,

Sorry to hear you’ve fallen ill. If there’s anything you need, please let me know. I’m only a phone call away.

Take care n Peace out,

Anonymous said...

Dear Sharon,

Sorry to hear you’ve fallen ill. If there’s anything you need, please let me know. I’m only a phone call away.

Take care n Peace out,

bibliobibuli said...

platelets down to 31 now
so am going into hospital
i hope i have nothing more ahead of me than a few boring days

thanks so much for your friendship and good wishes and will be back soon

i need those healing vibes snowdrop and peace out!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sharon,

Get well soon!

Karina

Chet said...

got an sms from Sharon saying she's on the mend.

Lotus Reads said...

So glad to know you're on the mend Sharon - rest up and get your strength back.

Lotus

Glenda Larke said...

Good vibes on there way from Sabah....

thegrouch said...

get well soon sharon. let us know when you're A-OK.

Jiwa Rasa said...

Drink lots of plain water. That's the best cure..

Get well soon!

boo_licious said...

Do take lots of care sharon! and here's lots of positive thots to you to get better.

bibliobibuli said...

bless you all for your kindness

i am back home, still v. washed out but surviving! appetite needs coaxing. coffee tastes horrible. but i'm sure i'll be back to normal in a few days

Chet said...

Want some gummy bear cup cakes?

bibliobibuli said...

just bring 'em!

Chet said...

Okay, this evening.