Sleeping Thru July in London
Trip Start Mar 01, 2009
151Trip End Nov 01, 2010
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By the time I got to London I felt 10 times better than when I got out of hospital in Nepal.
However, I was still so wiped out I couldn't get through the afternoon without a good 2 hour nap and walking at a regular pace was impossible.
It was surreal. It was just so strange to not have any energy.
I kept thinking, I'll be ok tomorrow. I'm not sick anymore, the Typhoid's gone. I'll just rest up today and I'll be fine tomorrow.
I never got better the next day. It sucked. A lot.
I registered with a GP to get checked out by an English Doctor. When I told her I was recovering from Typhoid her eyes widened and she said,"oh really? what was it like".
I'm guessing they dont get too many Typhoid cases down the old local medical practice in Clapham.
The Dr was still convincingly astute about what to do and checking me out, so I wasn't perturbed by junior Dr with NFI. She sent me off to get almost every blood test done.
When I was getting the blood tests done at the hospital I met the nurse taking my blood. She asked why I was there, I told her I'd had Typhoid - "Oh REALLY?" Standard response.
Towards the end of July I was feeling strong enough to travel again so I bought a ticket to Cape Town.
This time I was going to have my shots.
I went to a travel medical center that specialises in all the inoculations. The nurse there asked if I needed the Typhoid vaccine.
I tell her, probably, but I'm still recovering from it - "OH REALLY? How was it?"