Im sorry for the long hiatus ^^;;
Was sick in bed the last 4 days....I got sick Sunday night after coming home from going to Machida 109... D; I woke up middle of the night with heavy sweat and pain in my throat, next day I could not wake up due to intense pain through out my body and my left side of my next was swollen! I didnt know what happened so my mom took my temperature turned out I had a fever of 39C about 102F and I couldnt really talk or swallow cause my neck hurt so bad so my family decided that I needed to go to the hospital.
We went to a local hospital near my house so I only had to wait like 10 min before I saw the doctor, he looked at inside my throat and touched my neck told me I had a viral infection in my lymphoid that is why my neck was swollen and it was painful to swallow. He said that this type of infection was common in Japan during this time of the year, not to fear take the meds, go home and rest for the next 3 days.
When ever you go to Japan and end up getting sick you can always go to the local small hospital with a exam fee that run about 4000 yen about $50, since I dont live in Japan I dont have insurance I end up paying flat fee of 4000 yen for the exam and 2000 yen about $25 for the meds
They gave me the list of the meds with directions for each, I got antibiotics, pain killers, powder meds for my stomach like probiotics and some throat mouth wash to take 3 time a day for 3 days.
In Japan it is very common to see people wearing face mask in the streets its a way to show your courtesy to others if you are sick so that your dont spread your germs or if you dont want to be sick outdoors lol ^^;;
In my conclusion, before I came home me and my cousin went to karaoke before we left machida, I think I got sick from the karaoke place from either the mic or being in a small private room D; Even though being aware of high germs and bacterias being in highly concentrated populated area I tried to make sure to wash my hands, use hand sanitizer when ever Im out and after coming home but I got this sick,, D; I do also believe my immune system was weakened because I had stomach issues ever since I got to Japan and also it was my time of the month DDD;
So If you do come to Japan especially to Tokyo area please take a good care of yourself cause you dont want to get sick while you are on your vacation, make sure to wash your hands, carry hand sanitizers and gaggle your throat after you get back to your home/hotel :)