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April 26, 2006

False alarm

It wasn't Norwalk after all - it was this:

Cryptosporidium parvum


The centre for disease control describes the symptoms:

"The most common symptom of cryptosporidiosis is watery diarrhea. Other symptoms include:

* Dehydration
* Weight loss
* Stomach cramps or pain
* Fever
* Nausea
* Vomiting

In persons with healthy immune systems, symptoms usually last about 1 to 2 weeks. The symptoms may go in cycles in which you may seem to get better for a few days, then feel worse again before the illness ends."

This was the worst part - because whenever I thought I was better... WHAM! back to the beginning (see top of symptoms)

Where did I get this disease that has only infected hundreds of people in the past few years (this was the first case my doctor had seen!)?

lets see if we can connect the dots...


racing through newly manured farmer's fields, rainy wet day...

I'd also like to publicly acknowledge this guy:


for nursing me back to health, feeding me soup, and staying up late with me in the hospital so that I didn't die. Malcolm RULES!!!


I'm in the market for some white summer shoes. These are cute (fly london again!)


Posted by lisa at 06:47 PM | Comments (2)

April 14, 2006

Attack of the Norwalk

My body hates me. I am infected with this friendly little guy:


Norwalk Virus - I may look cute, but watch out!

For those of you who don't know anything about this, here is a high tech schematic:



Needless to say, this is putting a few 'cramps' in my lifestyle. Bah!!

Ok, on a lighter note: SHOES OF THE POST

Fly London makes super-cool shoes!

Posted by lisa at 05:17 PM | Comments (4)