Sorry for the long silence, I’ve been sick for the past several days with an unpleasant combination of chest cold and migraine. (In case you’re unfamiliar with this little slice of hell, anything that makes a migrainey head shake repeatedly is BAD.) I left work midday Friday, so cold and miserable on my only-two-and-a-half-block walk home that I decided not to go out again until April.

But the migraine broke this afternoon, so I feel better even though the cough is still hanging on. This is my second cold since we got here, we’re both sick, and now our pharmaceutical supplies are low. One of us is sure we can easily replace the Theraflu and prescription migraine pills here; the other has more of a scarcity mentality, but either way our shipped stuff is — finally — scheduled for delivery Wednesday so we’ll have more.

My theory is that when you’re in a new place, you get sick a lot, but my sweet colleagues have a different theory. I got this message this morning, which I thought was adorable.

“I am so sorry (frown). hope you will get well soon (smile). I am out off mobile unit, so couldn’t reply. Take a good care of you and see you (smile).

We are so sorry for the cold room (frown).”


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  1. Pattym

    Feel better soon. Your theory is correct; Mongolia has all kinds of new bugs. Hope you don’t have to experience too many more.

  2. Dayna

    When we moved back to Chicago, I got sick over and over again for more than a year. Every time one kid picked up something, I got it too. My doc made me go to an ENT specialist and an Allergist for special teśts. In the end, after about a year or so, it stopped. I just had to get used to different germs in a different climate. I wished I hadn’t gone for all those tests… Unfortunately, it may take a while for you both to really acclimate. Hope you feel better. Make sure you have a really good down full length coat (Patagonia, North Face), boots for warm feet etc Quality does matter for cold weather gear. Take care. Miss you, and an early Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Good thing you have a warm kitty to come home to!

  4. I was sick often our first year in Malaysia too, and there I thought it was from working in a children’s center. Turns out that whole “work with kids = sick all the time” thing is not actually science, haha, but culturally constructed, and my co-workers thought I was odd for making the connection.

  5. Get well soon. There’s been an awful bug making the rounds back in San Francisco. Symptoms are similar to the description of your little slice of hell.

  6. Gretchen

    Ugh!! I hope you’re feeling better soon. You know what kind of tea could heal you…?;)

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