Since I left New Zealand, I’ve been unwell.
I got off the plane with a splitting headache and still had it six days later. Real cool impression for the first day on the job.
Thinking it was a souvenir that I brought back from Fiji, I went to a clinic and spent SBD 200 on a dengue fever test. Malaria and dengue are rampant here so finding a place to test for it is pretty easy. Today marks my first (kind of, minus being born here) visit to a clinic in the Solomon Islands.
The clinics here seem decent enough although pretty steep for the locals. I had some doubts when the nurse tied a rubber glove around my bicep as a tourniquet, but it worked a treat and she was able to find a vein to poke. Results came back negative.
I have been diagnosed with sinusitis and prescribed what looks like a pack of skittles for SBD 20.
I’ll live to see another day in the Hapi Isles!