“Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.”
(I needed a chuckle and hope that the above quote gave you one as well!)
(Jama Ecuador) Half of the month of May has passed, and I am just emerging from this mosquito-induced fog. My friend Cesar complained of a tightness in his neck today, and later he mentioned an ache in his foot. I remembered well the first arthritic aches, the ones that began a few days after I finished the mosaic mirror for the ladies’ room at Palo Santo.
Luchi’s mother (Nieve) helped with the task, and she later said, “When you asked if you could paint something, I thought you were just going to paint the mirror a different color!” Nieve helped paint many layers of precise color that created the mosaic effect.
Too tired to hold a pencil the entire month, I sat in the waiting room at the clinic today and worked on a pencil drawing of mosquitoes. I photographed it at lunch and applied several creative twists via computer program, Paint. It’s a start, and hopefully my energy will improve a bit more each day.
The 1st ‘dengue test’ two weeks ago showed double negativo for dengue… no history of previous infections and no new infection. Today’s 2nd ‘Dengue test” showed a double positivo… The tests confirmed that I have had dengue in the past and that I am just recovering from a new round of dengue. The doctor said that many people are getting dengue or chikungunya, and then become infected with the other.
The rest of the blood work shows that I am recovering well, and I am to return each week just to confirm that there are no new complications.
I assume that the worst is behind me!
Thanks everyone, and stay well!