Got my shots, yesterday. My arms are not happy especially my left which is feeling puffy and sensitive to movement. Those Typhoid/Diptheria/Whooping Cough went in easy enough, but now feel like someone placed a dose of tabasco into the muscle. But the most uncomfortable was the Yellow Fever shot into the right arm. (It really WAS tabasco!) I felt it travel out of the needle and into what passes for muscle. There was no real whining, I didn't want to cause the nice HM3 to be startled, or anything.
Next time, I will ask them to leave the Lime Juice out of the cocktail.
This meant sleeping was a little restless from anytime I rolled to the left.
Malaria meds were not prescribed. This because I didn't give people about a six week heads up for my travel. So I remarked that if I get malaria, I wll be sure to bring it back to Jacksonville. This way I can reintroduce malaria to the Jacksonville mosquitos because I couldn't get anti-malarial medicines when my travel plans did not agree with the health authorities.
I will just head to the islands and buy the anti-malarial stuff on the economy. If I can remember; I will stop by the Army-Navy store to see if they have any mosquito netting and head covers.
Back in '82, I went through the Land Survival course at Eglin AFB as part of Aircrew Candidate school. There were mosquitos for everyone, so I brought a mosquito net that fit over my boony hat and loosely tied at my collar. Since I wore my flight suit sleeves secured at the wrist and the net thing, not one mozzy was able to get me, plus there was a liberal dousing of bug repellent, so I had that going for me.
I don't care to be bitten by mozzies, but I really detest them trying to fly in my ears. Why, it keeps me awake at night. Can't have that, can we? Did I hear the word Deet?
Last weekend home, so we will be jumping through hoops to complete the ever extending takeoff checklist.
Monday is the last day at the J-O-B. This is all coming together very quickly, before I know it I will be in the equatorial sunshine wearing a deet cologne and wondering just how I got there.