Well it's New Years Eve and I have woken up feeling absolutely terrible - perfect! I woke up about 5am to go to the loo, went back to bed and just couldn't sleep. My whole body was hurting again, all my joints and muscles felt stiff and ached. I hoped it was just a case of being tired and it would ware off...but it didn't. I also discovered I had a respectable covering of both Mosquito and Bed Bug bites, which made my morning all the more delightful. Oh and while im moaning, my ear was as bad as it has been yet.
Having laid in bed reading Girl With a Dragon Tattoo (which I'm really into!) h until 8ish, I got up to have a last breakfast with Georgie and Saskia. I didn't feel much like eating, but had the complementary pancake and fruit salad all the same. By this time I really was feeling like arse. I decided the best thing I could do was book a massage and see if I helped, so went back to bed until then, after waving off Saskia and Georgie for Thiland.
I ended up having a 1 and a half hour full body sports massage, which although for half the time was agony, I felt really loose afterwards. The guy was a middle aged local, and definitely knew exactly what he was doing. He clicked everything from fingers, toes, knees, back, neck and everything else you can think of. Apparently all my shoulder and upper back muscles were pretty much locked static, explaining a lot. Also im told a lot of my vertebrae were out of line, probably due to paddling a surf board so much.
At the end I paid $20 for the whole thing (only in Asia could someone that skilled earn so little), and had a shower..and went back to bed for most the day.
I gradually got a headache, eye sockets hurt and all the places I had knots in my back pre-massage were pretty uncomfortable. The most successful thing I did was read a lot of my book.
In the afternoon I sat by the pool with Matt and Joey for a while, just chatting away as usual. It made me realise how gutted I was not to be able to go drinking with them for NYE, they would have been a great crack.
I ended up just eating some chips and a chocolate milkshake as i knew my stomach would be ok with that, then went to bed for the evening about 8pm. I took parecetomol for a killer headache, ibuprofen for my killer ear and a sleeping pill to try and get me through the constant fireworks outside the villa. Barely the way I had pictured spending my NYE in Bali, a real shame to be honest.
(Photo - The place I stayed at on the 3rd in Bingin)