Monday, April 21, 2008

Holy Cow Part Deux

I returned from my spur-of-the-moment, month-long trip to India two weeks ago with the obligatory for any first-time backpacker: lots of pictures, miniature Buddhas, useless tchotchtkes, a fierce farmer's tan, scarcely believable stories, expanded horizons, an appreciation for indoor plumbling, and a high fever with chills. After a fortnight of suffering through seemingly innocuous fatigue and headaches, I went into septic shock last night (not so innocuous). A quick trip to the ER (only a 3 hour wait!) revealed an infection in my maxillary sinus that had painlessly spread, perhaps over the course of a month, to the bloodstream. A course of antibiotics and painkillers should get me back to normal in, let's say, a week. Who knows. The doc thinks I could still have something else wrong with me- my TB results come in tomorrow. Cross your fingers (and lungs)!

Moral of the story: never go anywhere, ever.

In related news, diseases once thought endemic only in West are slowly spreading to the desh; behold, a Scientology booth in Chandigarh.

More pictures to come.


Blogger Roop Rai said...

oh you are back!! look forward to know more of your adventures. i visited india in december and i wasn't even back packing ... still i needed a month rest after i came back home. heh

3:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aw, that sucks about you being sick. i hope you get better! i had diarrhea for a week when i got back from india. :(

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3:06 PM  
Blogger Riffo said...

yikes to both your health issues and to the photo.
weird that you had sinus problems, while everyone else always seems to have the obligatory diarrhea/food poisoning combo. way to sick outside the box man.

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct me if I am wrong, are you the one once called MACACA from VA governer candidate. Oh boy - what a story it was.


7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad you didn't get to do any crate diggery in desh. Hope you're feeling better now.

9:23 PM  

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