When i was on my holiday in Australia for 2 1/2 weeks, i felt ill all the time and it didn’t getting better, when we came back to Bali. On the contrary, i felt more sick than in Australia. So i called a German doctor, who already examined other Go Bali-students. I told her my disorders and she told me, that it could be Dengue fever. I was astonished, cause i thought, you are always feeling very very bad, if you got it. The people i know, who had dengue, told me, it was the worst thing in their life. That they never felt that ill before. For me it was like a normal cold with fever, headache, rheumatic pains and a blocked nose, where i felt better at some days and then worse again. But i also had gum bleeding and that is also an important indicator of dengue. So she asked me to come around at her house and to go to a laboratory to test my blood. I went their with a friend by motorbike, but it was not that easy to find it. We asked a few locals and the first ones we asked, have not heard about it and then everybody told us a different direction. So after a long time, we gave up and asked a taxi driver to get us there. He did not know it either, so he had to call some people and finally somebody knew it. We realized, that he was driving the same way as we did and that we almost had to go back, where we left our motorbike. But instead of turning right, we just had to turn left. We came so close and for that few meters we took a taxi. That was so typical for us. But the Taxidriver was so kind to let us pay less. In the laboratory, they took a blood sample to see, if i had dengue fever or malaria. I got my test results on the same day per email and i send them to the doctor and the good thing is, that i neither have dengue nor malaria. My gum bleeding comes from a bacterial infection in my mouth. But she asked me again for my disorders in my holidays and she said, it is still possible that i had dengue fever, cause it sounds like that. But to find out whether i really had it, i need to make a different blood test. But i havn’t carried out a second one.
I have nothing but good to say about the german doctor. She is very competent, so kind and i felt completely at ease and secure.