October 23, 2009 – 9:13 am
I’m a little unwell. I have Hepatitis A. That’s not good.
I also have Typhoid fever, which is a pretty bad disease, so I’m told. To make matters worse, I also have Diptheria, Tetanus and Polio. I’d stay away from me for a bit if I was you.
Of course, I only have little bits of each of those, they were administered into my bloodstream deliberately, and that will theoretically prevent me from getting any of them seriously when I go to India next month.
We’re not sure about Malaria yet. According to the NHS, the Assam region is high risk – and Shillong, one of the places I’ll be going to, is up that way – but it wasn’t on their lo-res map, so they’re checking with the travel disease centre for advice before they tell me whether I should get the £15 tablets or the industrial-strength £50 tablets.
I suspect the latter.
Really rather excited about going to India, and I’m especially looking forward to not getting any of those diseases that are currently being systematically overwhelmed by my immune system. Hopefully.
I mentioned to nurse Rebecca that I didn’t actually feel the first needle, so she said she’d make sure the second one hurt. It didn’t – but don’t they teach you not to say stuff like that in injection classes?
I was looking forward to the old “You might feel a bit of a prick…” gag – but it was not forthcoming.