My grandma always told me not to go to parts of the world where sanitation and hygiene are not what you would call up to regulations. However, I grew up to be somewhat of an adventurous guy and I have spent half my life going around the world and checking out, among other places, countries where hygiene and sanitation are not really at the top of the list of priorities. I even married a girl who shared my love for travel and we always take two or three months every year and visit places that we have not yet seen. I have always considered this to be the best way to spend my life and, so far, I cannot really complain. Both me and my wife are lucky enough to have jobs that allow us to be absent for two or three months every year and we spend those months travelling.
Ever since I was a little boy, I always dreamt of going to India and checking the fascinating culture and nature there. My girlfriend never shared my sentiments, but I managed to convince her to go to India. This was two years ago. So, we packed, got ourselves one-way tickets to India (as this is something we always do, not wanting to be restricted by return tickets) and we were on our way. We got the full set of all the vaccines that you take when you go to visit parts of certain countries where sanitation could be better and after a long, long flight we landed in India. I loved it and so did my wife. We have seen more than half of the world, but there is something about India that sets it apart from any other place on the planet. The first thing you notice is the incredible nature and then, once you start visiting places that casual tourists miss out on, we realized that it is truly a magnificent country.
We ate at local restaurants and we stayed in hotels that would not pass for garages in the States, the only thing we steered clear off was the water from the taps and different wells, or whatnots. However, it turned out that this measure of precaution wouldn’t cut it, at least for me. Namely, during our last couple of days there, I started having fever that just wouldn’t drop and my bowels started acting as if someone left a bit of C4 inside me. I decided to take a generic antibiotic and we caught the first plane home. This airplane voyage was the worst portion of my life, without a doubt. My fever reached almost 104 oF and I started feeling delirious. The flight attendants had some antibiotics and they tried to make my fever drop, but nothing was helping. Combine this with a severe diarrhea and abdominal pain and you will get the picture. I am only grateful to my wife for sticking with me and helping me through this hell.
As soon as we landed, we rushed to the airport infirmary where the doctor told me, without a shadow of doubt, that I contracted typhoid fever. He prescribed me with Zithromax and sent me on my way. Over the course of several days, my temperature dropped and the gastrointestinal symptoms subsided as well. It took some time to get back in shape, but I managed it thanks to Zithromax most of all.
Believe it or not, we are planning another visit to India this year and I am just hoping that this time we will have a more pleasant stay there. I know I am taking a couple of boxes of Zithromax, just to be safe.
- One dose of Zithromax and the diarrhea is gone
- Visit to Australia ended in a Zithromax treatment
- Now, that is some strange karma
- No more painful visits to the toilet thanks to Zithromax
- Would’ve missed the game of my life if not for Zithromax
- Wedding went as planned thanks to Zithromax
- Toxoplasmosis cured with Zithromax
- How Zithromax cured my Lyme’s disease
- Zithromax saved my semi-pro career
- Cured my son’s strep throat with Zithromax
- Zithromax helped me get rid of typhoid fever
- Zithromax did wonders for my middle ear infection