I have always loved writing, and now that I am retired I thought I would be able to find time to write, but it seems that I still manage to fill my days with activities. I have however found that while I travel, I enjoy writing about some of the interesting things we do. I hope you enjoy reading of our adventures as much as I like writing about them.
Friday, March 9, 2018
Sick in Cairo
Recovering in Cairo
Nothing is worse than getting sick on
vacation. I have been bragging about how I haven't gotten sick in SO
long, but I managed to do it on this trip. It started out as a cough,
and a slight fever in Toronto, but I took it easy and laid low for a
couple of days, so I thought I had it in check. I wasn't that great
on the ten hour flight to Cairo, but I figured doing nothing but sit
for that long might just help the recovery.
Nope, really got it worse when I got
here, I thought at first it was just a cold, but pretty sure it was
the flu; fever, chills, coughing, no appetite, just feeling
miserable. After the first day, I gave up and went to bed.
Regis still got to have fun
Fortunately, I could not have chosen a
better place to get sick. It is warm and comfortable, and our friend
we are visiting here is “super nurse”. She got out her
stethoscope, thermometer and blood pressure checker and quickly
diagnosed the flu. I was sent off to quarantine (Actually a
comfortable bedroom), and told to drink lots of water. She had a
special tea concoction of green tea, honey and ginger, and picked up
some Egyptian cough syrup. Next she found some actual flu medication,
and after a consult with her doctor put me on some antibiotics.
Apparently the doctor did not need to see me, her word and
descriptions of my symptoms was good enough although he was willing
to see me if needed.
I believe I am on the mend, after two
days in bed I am ready to get down to serious recovery out by the
pool in the wonderful 30°
temperatures here in Cairo. Wine is suggested for flu recovery isn't