Mon – Fever
Tues – Fever
Wed – Fever
Thurs – Fever
Fri – Fever
Sat – AM: easy run 5km
Sun – AM: “easy” medium run 25km with Jason
Well this week was a sickly week for me. Started to have a fever last Sunday. I have had fevers before but they usually last about 2 days and they respond well to paracetamol. But for this time, all the medications I took did not work for the 4 days and I decided to head to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for a blood count.
My platelet and white cells levels were slightly low which may indicate early dengue. I did remember being bitten by a mosquito the week before and with the incubation period being 7-10 days, I thought maybe this could be it. I still remember that day was a rainy Saturday and I was waiting for my running buddy Sia to pick me up to go for a long run and I got bitten by a mosquito. I told myself then – “I better not get Dengue from this bite” – haha!
On Thursday, I had my dengue serology taken and it was negative – so I guess it was just a bad viral fever after all.
On Saturday, my fever went away and I felt well enough for a jog.
On Sunday, I figured I had to put in something longer with my marathon looming ahead. But a supposedly easy run turned up to be pretty hard especially in the last 10km or so despite our slow pace.
Well at least its not dengue!