Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sick, again

Oh India. I've been sicker here than I've been at any point in my life! One of my kids' teachers at Jewish Farm School told me that he spent 3 months in India and was sick the entire time. I found that rather shocking, and figured he must not have the most vigorous immune system, or have been particularly careful. Now I'm less certain. Thankfully I'm not experiencing that level of illness, but I have been sick for half the time we've been here, and with diseases I rarely (or never) have had before.

Flu.

Sinus infection.

Stomach bug (whatever the hell that is).

Remember a few days ago when I posted about Zion throwing up? Well, I can't say I've got the exact same thing, but I've got the exact same thing. I don't remember the last time I had this much upset in my digestive tract-- probably as a child, if ever. It woke me up yesterday morning, kept me (and Robert) awake last night, and after fewer than 48 hours my virtually non-existent food intake caused my husband to note, with some alarm, that I "look really thin". I know that might sound like a compliment to some folks, but believe me, it's not!

I've traveled in the developing world off and on since I was a kid. Which thing are safe for my pampered tummy to eat and drink are second nature to me, and I'd hoped this would keep me well, or mostly well, in India. So far though...it hasn't! I guess the germs and bugs here really are that different from those I'm used to. I ran across a book of travel essays the other day called India Bites you Somehow. And last night as I lay awake in bed I thought: Yes. Yes it does.

Not that I plan to stay sick, or to keep getting sick (or at least not as frequently)! I just gotta learn a few new immune tricks is all.

2 comments:

Jo said...

I am going to try the dahl! Sounds easy and yummy.
I am sorry to learn that you are sick again... Hopefully, the last time in India. Also, hope you fatten up a bit.:)
Ma

Kristofer Young said...

You know that I know gut sickness; and really dislike it.

Thinking of you feeling well.

Love Dad