As a heart transplant recipient, I’m at risk for picking up germs that most people can tolerate. When I do get sick it takes 2-3 times longer to heal than the average person. 🙄
Today is Day 33 of a stomach bug I’ve been fighting.
I’ll spare you the gory details, though it should be noted that I’ve been shuttered in my home for most of January. My goal on some days has been to avoid the hospital. Fighting dehydration has been a full time, unpaid job.
It’s also Day 35 of the longest US gov’t shutdown in history. It seems me and Uncle Sam are sick and not functioning properly. 🤢🇺🇸
Good news, today I finally learned the culprit is Norovirus! You know, the bug that has crippled cruise ships, daycares and shut down hospital wards all across the UK in 2018. It seems this virus lingers around on surfaces for a long time and then you touch your face… and bam! This is why I wear a mask at all schools, medical facilities and public transportation. Clearly, this didn’t work for me this time! However, today was a good day and I can say I’m on the mend, thanks to nourishment from those around me.*
Other good news today is that the US gov’t Shutdown is temporarily over for 3 weeks, at least.
It’s a start for both of us.
We’re not out of the woods yet… as the Joker said in Batman: “This town needs an enema!”
So with that said, I’m having a colonoscopy and endoscopy to find the source of infection and to look at my stomach ulcer (I’ve had anemia for a couple of years now). I take a truckload of medications, which caused the ulcer. I also take medication to manage the side effects of other medications, go figure. This sounds as convoluted as current Washington politics!
So while I get my shit together, so too does the US gov’t. I just hope with enough moral fiber that we can both return to a normal functioning set of bowels. 💩
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