I had a good run without any health problems or scares for about five days.
On Sunday my hands started erupting into an itchy rash. By Tuesday I was covered with at least a hundred red dots throughout my body with debilitating itching. I did some internet self-diagnosis (I chose scabies) before going to an English-speaking dermatologist the next day. He diagnosed me with papular urticaria, an allergic reaction to insect bites such as bed bugs, which the hostel room I just left had tons of. He said it will take about a week to clear. The spots may remain for some time.
Off the top of my head…
-Current unresolved stomach issue
-Many many colds
-Mysterious viral infection (body aches)
-Rabies vaccine side effects (dizziness)
I’ve stepped foot in two doctors offices and four hospitals. There was also that house call where the doctor’s assistant injected a dose of cipro into my ass. I think he hit a nerve because I couldn’t put weight on one leg for half an hour.
I guess my body is not made for travel.