so i felt very strange on monday. things just weren’t right. i went to the doctor. they took a blood test. now, apparantly there are several different kinds of blood tests out there that do various different things. things one just takes a quick look at the blood to see if any major abnormalities show up to require further testing or apparantly give the doctor a fairly good idea what might be going on.
mine came back indicating i had some sort of bacteria that was just messing me around in a not so nice way. and the doctor I saw says to me: “You probably have Typhoid”. probably.
im now taking a horrible drug called ciprofloxacin. not only is is supposed to take care of whatever is bugging my system, but just in case it should also treat me for any of the following: pneumonia, bronchitis, some types of gonorrhea, diarrhea caused by bacteria, and is also used to prevent and/or treat anthrax.
potential side-effects (the ones listed after the expected side-effects): seizures, vaginal yeast infection, confusion, shaking hands that you cannot control, believing that others want to harm you, hallucination, depression, thoughts about dying or killing yourself
this is going to be a fun 10 days. i sure hope I don’t get the yeast infection.
tags: ciprofloxacintyphoidbacteriakenyanairobiyeast infectionanthrax
2/2/2006 @ 08:46 am
After picking myself up off the floor, trying to explain why I found this so funny to the kids, I figured I’d better ask…how’s the treatment coming? I can send you some Vagisil if you need me to.
2/3/2006 @ 23:53 pm
I sent an email and don’t have a response yet. I am concerned, typhoid can take quite a while to recover from. Have you signed with CARE, yet? Do take care of yourself.