I had suspected a malaria flare-up, because I've been having acute shivering fits, but apparently not. The doctor believes that it is a clostridium infection. As part of the examination he gave my abdomen a good prodding and it hurts like hell. I can't walk properly because of the pain (I couldn't even before the examination, but it's worse now).
My usual fic output may well be adversely affected. It's not easy to write when doubled up with abdominal cramps and also I've been sleeping for eleven hours a day and feeling that I could sleep longer. So now I'm off work I might well sleep for even more of the day.