Now, firstly I apologise. I have not posted for a good few days and that’s cos I’ve been in ma scratcher most of the time and it’s all my own fault.

I went out t the Cambodian War Museum back on Wednesday, with no sunscreen on or anything. Suffice to say I got a little burnt. I went out for the Liverpool v City Champions League game at night that finished at 3.45am, due to the time difference and despite getting a good few hours sleep, I was on a bus come 12.30pm travelling to Phnom Penh.

Two seats to masel, so I sat by the window, not thinking I could get burnt yet again and I did. I arrived Thursday night at the gaff and since then (It’s 1pm Saturday here) I have been off and on the pan ever since, pumping out some brown liquidy stuff fae ma jacksie, combined with a couple of headaches, regular stomach cramps and on Thursday night, shivering despite the heat, with a big back rash to boot.

What has been a godsend is I booked a decent gaff, out of town, to get away from all the Hawkers, botherers and seedier side of Cambodia. So much so, my Tuk Tuk driver said “why are you staying so far away?” Only costing £20 a night which is a bit more than I have been paying, but as you will see, has everything I need, including a massive, free water bottle.

Some eggs, cranberry juice and cereal this morning so on the mend (bar the brown liquid fae ma bum). Anyway, take note, you can be any size, full of beans or as fit as hell (not me), any form of heatstroke, even one as mild as mines can hit you for six!!



Heatstroke signs and symptoms include:

  • High body temperature. A core body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher, obtained with a rectal thermometer, is the main sign of heatstroke.
  • Altered mental state or behavior. Confusion, agitation, slurred speech, irritability, delirium, seizures and coma can all result from heatstroke.
  • Alteration in sweating. In heatstroke brought on by hot weather, your skin will feel hot and dry to the touch. However, in heatstroke brought on by strenuous exercise, your skin may feel dry or slightly moist.
  • Nausea and vomiting. You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit.
  • Flushed skin. Your skin may turn red as your body temperature increases.
  • Rapid breathing. Your breathing may become rapid and shallow.
  • Racing heart rate. Your pulse may significantly increase because heat stress places a tremendous burden on your heart to help cool your body.
  • Headache. Your head may throb.

2 thoughts on “Heatstroke

  1. Hi Alan sorry to hear you have been poorly but as you say your gaff for £20 a night is superb. Take care drink plenty water and lots of sunscreen which I am sure you know yerself! Glad to read your new posts as the day is not the same without them x


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