Last night, I watched TV on the sofa and went to bed after Eun Jeong fell asleep. I noticed I had a small headache from the base of the neck, which I assumed was from my position on the sofa. I also felt colder than usual under the comforter.

I then woke up in the middle of the night dehydrated with a throbbing headache and massive chills. Yet I didn’t have a fever. My body temperature itself was lower. Eun Jeong heard my moans and promptly took care of me by giving me some aspirin, some Chinese medicine powder and some cold barley tea. She noticed that my body was cold to the touch, put me in my robe and two layers of comforters and proceeded to rub my feet as I fell back asleep.

I woke up again burning hot and sweating like I just broke a fever.

This morning it’s just the headache, and I’m out of aspirin.

That was a fast illness, and I don’t remember ever having something where my body temp went lower.

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