Percy the parasite has taken up residence in my small intestine. At least that is my interpretation of my recent symptoms. Between Hi-C and I, we have had every possible parasite-related symptom*. Hi-C has had more of the unexpected and interesting ones. At first we thought it was traveler’s runs after drinking all kinds of fresh juices at hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Lamu. Things we on the upswing after some hydration earlier this week. But I still can’t eat a meal without stomach cramps, food holds little appeal for me and I can only consume small amounts at a time (which I then often pay for for hours afterwards). We are both now on a regimen on 6 wormwood anti-parasiticals per day that taste like dry hay. Today has been named “operation parasite destruction day”. Off to the pharmacy we go because we still haven’t replaced our phones and I can’t go to the doctor without first calling my insurance company.
All part of hanging out in a developing country and refusing to only eat with the tourists.
And yes, we are still having a good time we are just doing it slowly and low key lately.
*According to one website. I can’t say for sure if we have had EVERY symptom but quite a vast array of interesting happenstances.
Update: de-worming has commenced. Apparently everyone here is supposed to “de-worm” every 3 months. We figured, for 35 cents and one pill we can give it a shot. Here’s to feeling better!