Needless to say I am stunned. As a traveller we can prepare for bandits, corrupt governments and red tape, tropical diseases and minor to major accidents. If it hasn’t killed you then are still on the road.
An overwhelming desire to ignore aches and pains and accept them as a traveller’s burden may have contributed to my late diagnosis, I will never know.
My most recent trip was an adventure through Nepal, India and Thailand for the final month. All was going swimmingly with plenty of stories and heaps of great photos as I took some much needed r and r in Phuket, Thailand.
Over the latter few weeks of the trip I had lost a bit of weight and put it down to a change in diet and abstinence from alcohol however after my return flight to Germany I could tell that I was having a few issues with fatigue and weakness.
The Internet can be a great resource for travellers to query symptoms and get all paranoid about crazy tropical diseases and to that end I was trawling and looking for possible clues to any problem.