Expat Life in Dubai

As I finish my cup of ginger tea…

March 8, 2014

So I’m sick again, probably the fourth time since 2014 started. For the past 67 days, (yes I counted) I got food poisoned, I’ve had on and off flu, a dry cough waking me up in the middle of the night which sounds and feels like both my lungs are trying to get out of my body and colds which just won’t go away. I don’t know what’s wrong, well it’s not like I was the healthiest person ever. During my first three years in Dubai, I was always sick every other month. And when I get sick, I REALLY do get sick. Like emergency-room sick. That was when I still had my tonsils but ever since I had it removed, I actually felt better and healthier. From every other month, it became every 6 months of going to the hospital. Well it lasted for about 2 years only because since last year, I’ve been sickly once again. This time though, it’s mostly of weird things like snapping my rib cage out of its usual alignment as I dried my hair with a towel or developing a weird allergy towards a mysterious allergen which none of the 4 doctors I consulted managed find out. Yes, those kinds of weird. But for the past few months, my health is now back to the usual colds, cough and flu sickness which is now more frequent as it happens probably twice a month now. Could it be that my tonsils grew back?

Anyway, I can’t afford to miss a day at work because it’s been very busy lately. Holiday season is coming, that time when everyone is leaving Dubai to go on a holiday except us – the people of the travel industry. What I really need now is a doctor who will be able to make this sickly body of mine healthier.

Right I just finished my cup of ginger tea…. Good night world!

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  • Reply Dasa March 14, 2014 at 14:57

    I feel sorry for you :/ And hope to get better soon.

  • Reply Mitzie Mee March 12, 2014 at 01:29

    Sorry to hear that. Being sick really sucks! I hope you’ll get better soon (and then I’d like to hear about that rib-cage incident:))

  • Reply Michael March 9, 2014 at 00:16

    My thoughts are with you. It must very difficult being ill while being so busy and active. Better days are ahead! 😉

  • Reply Lady Anne March 8, 2014 at 23:29

    Hope you’ll feel better soon! Let’s meet up before the month ends.

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