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Traveling in the Time of Diarrhea


 
You know you’re in trouble whenever you’re confronted with something that’s hard to spell. In my case, it’s diarrhea or is it diarrhoea? The day before my scheduled flight back to California, I started feeling the symptoms of the disease.

I wonder if it had something to do with what I ate. Could it be the strawberries? Were they not washed clean enough? Could it be the weather? It was cold and breezy in Washington to shrink every part of my body.

One thing that I do know is when I finally hit the sack for a good night sleep, I experienced war brewing in my body. It wasn’t long that I heard the heavy sounds of opposing cavalry charging at each other inside my tummy. It would have been a scene straight from the Lords of the Rings. On one side were my white cells and on the other were the virus or bacteria that invaded my gastro-intestinal haven. Although I didn’t have a front seat view, I knew that the fighting was furious with millions of horses trampling on everything solid and turning it loose and watery. Once it became untenable, it led me to the bathroom to clear the field of engagement so the battle could begin anew. Darn, neither army would dare quit. It was only after my fourth visit to the bathroom that the combatants agreed to a truce.

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April 9, 2009 at 11:09 am 6 comments


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