I haz a big hole in my head. I iz doing ok, nd will be home in bed for the next two weeks. More when I iz not so dizzy... thank you all again for your comments and kind thoughts, tooo!!!!!!
[Edit: if you've dropped by here as a result of the post on the Tekumel Foundation's blog, here's the backstory of what happened:
I had all the classic symptoms, and if the Missus hadn't spent the $1,750 on the ambulance ride to the hospital I would have been well inside the 40% mortality rate.