Lousy time to get sick!
February 1, 2008 11:18pm CST
With Chinese New Year round the corner, I am down with a viral fever. Shoot! What a lousy time to get sick! This is by far the worst bout of fever I have ever gotten! The fever comes and goes, comes and goes. It is really a torture! When the temperature goes down, it gives you the illusion that you are on the way to recovery. Then suddenly, as fast as the temperature goes down, it shoots back up again. Crap! With so many goodies coming up this festive season, I am going to be missing out on a lot if I don't recover anytime soon. Have you ever been caught in such a situation? What do you do to try and recover quickly from a bout of viral fever?
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27 Feb 08
Tell me about it lordwarwizard. Some more this is the first year I gotta give hong baos. Imagine, with a groggy feeling in the head, a runny nose and a grouchy look, all the kids were afraid of me. End up my wife is the one distributing the red packets. Heh heh.. Like I say, lousy way to start the new year. Hope it is a case of "xiao jai dang da jai".
2 Feb 08
A fever is one way in which the body responds to infection, so it is most likely to result from a viral illness such as flu, or a throat, chest, or urinary infection. When I get a fever, I usually just have a rest. It means don't overexert myself and don't go to work. Drink at least 10 glasses of water or weak fruit juice to help prevent dehydration. Keep cool, but avoid getting cold.
27 Feb 08
Well, I tried the water and juice method. I even tried the cold shower method. None of them worked well. Other than treating the symptoms, it did nothing more. So after going to the doctors a few times and spending a mini fortune on western medication, I gave up and tried alternatives. Went to a Chinese Physician recommended by a relative and I got better two days after taking the Chinese Medicines. Thanks for the concern though. It is much appreciated cydzzj.
2 Feb 08
oh dear, so sorry to hear about that. it's really a crummy time to get sick. might not be able to do visiting as well, not to mention feast at the reunion dinners and all that. but I'm sure you'll get well soon. personally, in a situation like this, I will immediately see the doctor and complete a course of antibiotics. fastest way to get well. and get more rest and drink lots of water. the erratic weather isn't going to help so get as much rest as possible and you'll be on your way to all the munchies.
27 Feb 08
Well, I gave up on the western medicines. Spent close to $200 on medicines and consultations already and it is of no help. Went to a chinese physician instead. Within two days, I recovered. I guess western medicines, advanced as they are, sometimes still cannot do the job of what chinese medicines can. :p I did miss out on the good food and the titbits that comes with the Chinese New Year. It was a long holiday... long as in L-O-N-G... cos visiting was really a chore due to the fact that I am always groggy from the medication. Anyways, my wife reserved some of the munchies for me to chew on after the new year... so still going through the stash. :p