day 2195 – walk in clinic

as much as i didn’t want to go back to work after a long weekend, i was less happy to be spending three and a half hours at a walk in clinic waiting for both the doctor and pharmacy. the mosquito bite flared up so bad overnight i didn’t get any sleep. i got up in the middle of the night to apply and reapply the hydrocortisone. when i woke up, my leg was so red and swelled up it no longer looked like a leg. the doctor prescribed the same antibiotics as last time. i guess that’s what i get for not finishing it last time

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day 2185 – hydrocortisone

the mosquito bite from yesterday got so out of hand that i couldn’t concentrate on anything. nurse friend said i may have cellulitis and should see a doctor at emergency, but instead i rushed to walmart and settled for some topical cream with hydrocortisone. i even pulled out of hockey last minute because it was burning hot. i felt horrible for staying in on such short notice especially when it’s the start of playoffs for civil war

solo series [day seven]

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i spoke too soon. another sub par sleeping night due to irritating mosquito bites. but that’s totally fine because mo was at the gym chatting with me between his sets. day seven without the gym and i’m feeling slightly depressed, i know it will only get worse in the upcoming days.

my grandma was very excited to have lunch with my parents and i; she seemed especially energetic today. she knows that this will be the last meal together until the next time we visit. it wasn’t a fancy meal, but it was an important one

seeing si hing again, this time we covered the causeway bay and tsim sha tsui territory. we walked through almost every adidas and nike store in the area, talking about shoes. he needed food before his shift, so we sat down discussing taekwondo as he ate. time went by so fast and i didn’t want to part, but we must say goodbye for now until we meet again. i refuse to say farewell

my last dinner in hong kong was no doubt spent at home with my other grandma. i consider this one of the best meal on this trip so far. it’s a plain homecooked meal with no fancy dishes; simply because i missed eating tofu and veggies

the number of mosquito keeps piling on – the count is at eleven. not only is it growing in number, it’s also growing in size and irritation. at last i couldn’t stand if anymore and went out to get some ointment. i hope this works wonders and gets me out of the itching misery

day 735 – insane irritation

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eight bites on one leg alone after spending half an hour at a park, all of which developed¬†allergic reactions of its own kind. my leg looks swollen and nasty with all the infections hardening and flaring up to 6 centimetres in diameter. one formed into¬†a marble size blister that was not only itching and burning, but disgusting looking. perhaps this just redefined the meaning of swollen ankle. staring at it all night long and couldn’t focus on anything but the irritation, i eventually couldn’t handle it and ended up popping, multiple times