The effects of 2 straight days of drinking in the heat... HEAT EXHAUSTION!
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First my memory card seemed to be okay, so I took it to the local photo shop to burn a DVD to have the photos.. while walking back I feel light headed and a bit sick, I get to bed and start feeling a whole lot worse quickly... The 2 straight days of drinking in the heat, with very little water is catching up with me.
I measure my temperature and it was 39 C, I wasn't surprised since I was practically orange lol... The 1st thing I do is call my doctor brother in NY and tell him my symptoms, and he tells me to write down my temperature throughout the next day to rule out serious illness. So over I would randomly measure my temperature every few hours, and call the following day telling my brother, 'OK at 11am it was 39C,at 2pm it was 39.5C, at 7pm it was 38.9C lol'. Thank God I bought that thermometer in Bangkok as I dont think I would have been able to get one in Laos, and I REALLY didn't want to go to a hospital here :(
Next Day or Two I was basically in bed, drinking plenty of water!