Not the Amazon update you expected

Date October 15, 2008

I know.  I know.  I promised Saturday, but by the end of this post you’ll feel sorry for me.  And if you don’t, just don’t tell me.  I like to believe that the world is sympathetic.  Thanks.

Yes, I had a fantastic trip to the Amazon.  It was all that I expected and more.  It was breathtaking and heartbreaking and awe inspiring and I have a journal full of things to share with you soon.

Yes, I said soon.

Because today, friends, is day four of the Virus o’ Death.

Or near death for those of you that might think I’m being dramatic.

I felt it coming on as our plane landed late on Friday night and by Saturday morning at 2:00 a.m. I was curled on the bathroom floor praying to the good Lord, whimpering for Momma, and cursing parasites, foreign countries, and salty tastes that bring on wretching.

Sunday and Monday were more of the same and today I finally went to the doctor.  (talk about challenging my Spanish vocabulary!)  I was poked and prodded and told I had invisible veins, but beautiful milky white arms.

Sisser would call me Casper or Pasty, but I rolled with it.  So did my stomach now that I think about it.

After three hours of an IV, a blood test, and another test you don’t want to know anything about, I am home.  Home with my inflamed colon, constricted gastrointestinal tract, a bag full of medicine, an order to stay home for another day and a Virus o’ Death that shall soon be defeated.

So, there.  Now you know why I haven’t written and hopefully your heart is just bleeding with sympathy.  I mean, it is, right?

13 Responses to “Not the Amazon update you expected”

  1. Blake Thompson said:

    Wow. Sorry for the sickness you’re feeling.

    I’m also wondering how you’re posting on the 15th already but my watch says it’s the 14th.

  2. Anna said:

    I nuv you lots. Feel better!!

  3. AnnieBlogs said:

    Oh. My. Horrible.

    The doctors in Nashville speak English (as if you need one more reason to move here). By the way, so do the parasites. Trust me, I’ve met a few.

  4. Sisser said:

    Poor Sisser. Just think about how skinny you’re gonna be with all that throwing up. I mean, you’ve got to look on the bright side of things, Sisser. Parasites aren’t that bad. Wouldn’t mind having one myself. Come over.

  5. Darlene said:

    Your mom was telling me how sick you are. I am so sorry. She said you had a great time (other than the bug…She has been worried about you.) Hope you are feeling much better very soon. Can’t wait to hear about your trip.

  6. Summer said:

    Oh, you poor thing!! I hope you get well very, very soon!

  7. Dani said:

    Bless your sweet heart! I hope you are better soon! You know you are always in my prayers and will be more today! Love you!

    I’m so against Sisser…. I might want to be skinny, but I DO NOT want it that way!

  8. Lou said:

    That is sooooo weird! We have had a bug floating around our family last week too. Can it really reach that far? lol

    I do hope you feel better. I know that had to be one of the most miserable things because when I am sick I want to be HOME in MY BED.

    Let us know about the good part of the trip when you can. BTW- I started to call your mom just to see if she had heard from you and because I know she does not worry like the rest of us I didn’t because I was afraid she would laugh at me. BUT I was going to if I had not heard from you in a couple more days.\

    Love Ya

  9. Lindsay said:

    I feel ya! Bugs on the inside are not cool. I really hope you feel better soon!

  10. Emily said:

    Ooh, nothing’s worse than being sick in a foreign country when all you want is your mom and a doctor that speaks English. Sorry you’re sick!

  11. Deanna said:

    Puking is nasty anyway…but puking in a foreign country that smells of coffee might make it twice as nasty! (I mean, since you think coffee breath smells like poo!) 🙂

    Hope you’re feeling LOTS BETTER!!!!!

  12. Sarah said:

    Hey sweet Emily, Hope you are feeling much better. Ben and Lindsey brought me up to date with you and I enjoy your site so much. Take care of yourself and I love you so much. Sarah

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