Saturday, November 8, 2008

DIARRHEA (part 1)

Greetings everyone!

It has become apparent that I am suffering from a lovely case of Traveller's Diarrhea (TD). At first, Stephanie and I both thought it only qualified as full frontal TD if there was blood in your stool, but this is not the case. Only in really bad cases is blood found in the diarrhea.

Anyway, I've been suffering from it on and off for the past month and it's gotten really bad in the past few days, so today-- after researching the symptoms again-- I've decided to stop being such a "tough guy" and start taking the meds to help fix myself. After writing this post, I will be taking my first dosage of Ciprofloxacin.

It's rather unfortunate, since we're currently staying on the ex-Portuguese island Diu, where we spent the day yesterday on the shores of the salty Arabian sea. Soaking up the sun can really take a lot out of you, especially when you're unhealthy! It'll be great when I'm feeling better and we can both truly enjoy our surroundings.

The food here hasn't been that great, although we have found one real gem of a restaurant called O'Coquiero Music Garden. They've served the best pasta and the best salads we've had in India so far, and the drinks aren't bad either. While we wouldn't recommend their breaded calamari, we're still open to trying the other fresh fish dishes.

I hope you guys are enjoying good health back home. Maybe you could send some positive energy to Steph to help her deal with the side-effects of my illness.



donna said...

Poor Steph. Poor, poor Pete.!
I've heard, but I don't know how true it it, that the pharmacists there know a lot about such things and can provide effective remedies too. If things don't improve soon, you might want to try consulting a pharmacist or other medical guy. I hope you feel better soon.

Greg said...

Hey Peter,

Beckett has a new phrase that seems appropriate: "Toot Toot".

We hope you get better soon.


Peter said...

haha thanks guys. Actually the Cipro has seemed to work absolute wonders. I am to be feeling much better today. Hopefully this keeps up!