Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cryptosporidium Infection

Okay, we have a name for it. Apparently there is this nasty parasite going around our area, and people are getting it from pools. It takes 2-10 days to manifest itself and guess what? I was swimming in a public pool exactly 10 days from yesterday when this whole thing started, however, I did not feel that great a few days before the actual touchdown of this nasty parasite.

If you want to read about it, check out this document by the CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/NCIDOD/DPD/parasites/cryptosporidiosis/factsht_cryptosporidiosis.htm#10

It is ultra gross, but at least I know what I dealing with here. Wish me luck, and since weight loss is a side effect of the parasite, I guess I can't be all that mad. I sincerely need help.

3 comments:

Brent and Collette said...

Oh man, yuck. I hope you get feeling better soon. Nothing worse than being sick! I love reading your blog. Your are so entertaining...as always.

Abbie said...

Hey, send me an email so I can have your email address. Some things I would rather just say to you and not have the entire world be able to access and read... if you know what I mean. :)

abbierufener@gmail.com

Jeff said...

Okay, that sounds super fun! I hope you feel better soon.