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September 02, 2005

Cost of jabs so far – £270 – OUCH

So I just said that I should be writing blogs about my jab preparation for India, because it's turning into quite a little mini drama.

This drama revolves more around the pain of handing over money and less about the temporary pain of the injection followed by a week of bizarre side effects.

So this week: cost so far – £270 – OUCH OUCH OUCH

  • Hep B – 3 jabs – roughly £120 – have had 2 of the 3 so far (no side effects – hurrah)
  • Rabies – £75 – 3 jabs – start tonight, and worry if I start foaming at the mouth and looking more crazy than usual
  • Meningitis ACWY - a mere 1 jab for a bargain £25 – side effects? Cheap and tacky – immediately starting sniveling, then ached all over – I can now semi-claim to have survived meningitis – haha
  • Japanese B Encephalitis – sounds horrible – is horrible – 3 jabs – £100 – took bloody ages to get it from the chemist because it's not registered in the UK - had to have it on prescription, but everyone tells me I need it – side effects? Don't yet know. Start tonight – BUT - after this jab you have to stay within contact of medical help for 10 days in case of delayed reaction – AND - BAD PLANNING - you're not supposed to drink much alcohol for 48 hours – but it's the weekend!!!!

Anti-malarials? Dread to think how much they'll cost and what horrible dreams and baldness I may suffer. Trevor Seeley kindly told me that he had dreams about being squished by a giant cobra when he was on anti-malarials. Whooppee.

But alack. It has to be done. Can't wait to get out there.

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