Wheel of Life | Year In Review | Health | 6.5

Well, let’s just hurry up and bullet-point why it’s a bit low.

  • Flu in February
  • Two cases of tonsillitis
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Food poisoning

Now, I’m still unclear how the flu just “happened” earlier this year. It was the first time I had ever gotten the flu before in my life. I started contemplating and wondering if living in an environment like this is sustainable.

The first case of tonsillitis was annoying, but with a shot of steroids, I got better within hours. The second case (just got over it) was unbelievably excruciating. I asked the doctor how it happened, and he said that it was viral. So, because the air is so fucking bad in this country, let alone this city, I now take extra precaution. Every time I walk outside, I make sure I have a mask over my face. Let me give you an example. I was running on the treadmill this morning, and because assholes left the door open when they left, I can literally smell that ultra-fine dust in the air. It’s a very nasty smell and taste…and it was after 10 minutes on the treadmill. I looked back (downstairs) to see if the door was open, but already knew it was! Sure enough, headed downstairs and there was the door — wide fucking open because of selfish beings. Nonetheless, I live at a very bad intersection here in Bangkok that’s littered with dust because Burmese workers are completely fucking clueless of their surroundings….so anytime I go outside, even if it’s just to the corner, mask is on. The only days I don’t have a mask are the New Years Holiday (vastly approaching) and Songkran.

So, I take precautions now, and so should you.


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