We took a bus to Sandakan with no plan ahead. 'See how things goes' is kind of our attitude when travel. Fix to the plan make us tired.
The second night in Sandakan I fell sick. I got terrible head ache, pain upon moving the eyes, painful aching in the legs and joints. My body temperature rise quickly as high as 40celcius. I just lie on the bed the whole day.
I had a dengue fever 11 years ago in my 2nd year of university. So, I had experienced the symptoms and right away when I was sick I am sure it is a dengue fever.
About 6 days before I fell sick, we stay at a lodge in Sepilok surrounded by a jungle and lots of Aedes mosquitoes. This mosquitoes bring the dengue fever virus.
|Dengue fever make you lost appetite. This yellow rice with mackerel sambal was tempting me and I ate them all.|
When I was admitted to hospital 11 years ago on the same infection, the nurses and doctor in charge always advice me to drink a lot of water to reduce the virus in my body and increased the red blood cell. The virus killed the red blood cells.
When I got infected for the 2nd time, I already know what to do. My bf helps me to buy a lot of water. 100plus, mineral water, milo, coca-cola and etc; as long as I keep on taking liquids. I went to the loo every hours and less hours of sleeping.
Our travel delay for 3 days in Sandakan with nothing to do just in the room recovering from dengue fever. Until on the day 4 I force myself to keep on moving and took a bus to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah.
|Cooling gel, to decrease the heat from my body.|
My body still weak and I keep continue taking large amount of liquid. Majority of the bus traveling for long journey in Borneo provide a toilet in the bus. Beside the bus do his traveling, myself do traveling from my seat to the toilet at the back of the bus.