sicky

28 Feb

hi guys!  charlotte here.  sorry i’ve been absent for a few days, but i’ve been sidelined by bronchitis.  i am actually one of the sickliest people i know, so i thought it’d be fun to do a rundown of some weird diseases i’ve had.  like i said in my bio, things happen to me that would just never happen to anyone else.  that includes getting diseases that the average human has about a 1 in 1,349,546,287 chance of contracting.

first up, we have a botfly.  i got that in costa rica/belize in the summer going into my sophomore year of high school.  essentially, a bug laid two eggs in my skin that hatched into two worms.  they were flesh eating.  yes, i could literally feel (and hear) the worms eating my skin.  not gonna really go into more detail than that, but it was one of the grossest experiences of my life.  google “botfly” for pictures if you don’t get grossed out easily.

after the botfly extravaganza, i got 4 mrsa staph infections.  yup, the infections they talk about on the news.  the “really dangerous” one.  not only did i get 4 (yes FOUR!) highly resistant staph infections, but i’m allergic to all but one of the medications used to treat them.  oh but don’t worry- i only had an allergic reaction to the medication they used for several DAYS.  fun times.

next up we have a jaw tremor.  very weird, but basically it looked like my jaw was running on a treadmill for months.  it happened because i had taken so many meds from the botfly and mrsa.  can’t stop, won’t stop.  took some meds, got some acupuncture, dealt with that, moved on.

most recently, i had malaria.  got that in africa this summer, despite the fact i was talking anti-malarial medication the entire time i was there.  oh, and also despite the fact that i have spent many summers in africa in the past without getting sick.  that was a great two weeks of alternating sweating and shivering from cold, throwing up, migraines, joint pain, etc.

basically, i should be thankful that all i have now is bronchitis.  who knows, next week it may be the plague?

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One Response to “sicky”

  1. kkm March 2, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    ew botfly

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