Right now I’m full of……LIVE VIRUSES! Woo hoo! Three needles in my arm later I am ready to tackle Kenya. This gal will have man-made immunity from typhoid, meningitis and yellow fever (not to mention all the other things I have been vaccinated against in my lifetime). And I’m naturally immune to chicken pox!
|Yellow fever, baby! This one buuuurned.|
|Typhoid and Meningitis. No tears.|
|Rum cake from Bermuda. Wait, how did this get in here!?|
Hi-C also convinced me to pump up my gastro-intestinal system with probiotics pre-trip and bring along some natural parasite killer. Maybe I should just bring a giant plastic bubble or a hazmat suit.
The medical kit will also contain shiny new needles (just in case), anti-septic and bandages. I dropped off a prescription for ciprolex in case I get a fever and bloody diarrhea (TMI? It could happen!), in which case my body needs some powerful antibiotics. My purse holds a yet-to-be-filled prescription for 5 weeks worth of malarone to get me through any time I may not be in Nairobi.
So far that is about it for health related items. Wait! Some packets of orange-flavoured electrolytes in case my Canadian body can’t handle the heat. Too bad the people who actually live in Kenya don’t get this kind of treatment….