Some days, you really just need a break from being sick, y’know?
Last Thursday was that day.
Bad, bad morning. Stomach aches, diarrhea, and blood. Had one accident and a another extremely close call. (Dunkin Donuts, your food makes people sick but I love your bathrooms and the fact that you are located on every street corner.) I don’t know about you, but every time “accidents happen” I get pretty low. I can go days feeling like I’m in labor with a 17 pound baby but when that happens, it’s a different low entirely.
So. what could remedy a spirit such as this? Sun? hmm. maybe… Sun and a lounge chair? getting warmer… Sun and a lounge chair and some more worm babies? Bingo.
Nothin’ like sippin’ eggs in the sun to put a smile on your face.
But seriously, Thursday happened to be dose three day and we got it done. 400 more whipworm ova are now swimmin’ around in my gastric juices. That makes 1,000 ova all together.
I’m so hoping these babies kick into gear soon. Since I last updated bout 2 and a half weeks ago, things have only steadily gotten worse. Here is a run-down of the days-to-sickness ratio:
Day 46 of the 1st dose (18 of the 2nd): Stools began to become less formed, and at least one bowel movement of blood. When I talk about blood, I mean that in real very terms– a few blot clots, and literally all of the toilet water is bright red. It’s Christmas far too often around here.
Days 47-50 (1st)/20-23(2nd): A good four days of one bowel movement of significant blood per day. Still going 6x a day, barely formed stools, plus some minor stomach cramps.
Day 57/29/1: This is the Thursday I’m talking about. Dose three. 400 more ova introduced.
Day 59/31/3: Horrible blood loss about 3x that day. Stomach ached all day long, general feeling of crappiness…
For the past several weeks I’ve been bleeding almost every time I go, though I’ve only recorded for you the most significant days of blood (feelin lucky yet?). I’ve been feeling tired and weak as well. Still on the 10mgs of Prednisone daily. I’ll admit, I get a little worried when I read about my fellow-wormer’s experiences. By most (good) accounts, I should be feeling better by now– especially since my helminth of choice is human whipworm. Yet, my stools are less formed than they were a month ago and I’m bleeding way more. Anyone have any insight on this?
As much as I love to panic…. it’s still too soon for that…
So anyway that was episode three down the hatch. Let’s hope that it’s not an epic fail… like this scene in the other Episode 3. (welcome to how my mind works…)
Welp, maybe next time I’ll have somethin’ great to write. hope. so.
*In case you’re thinking about it, don’t ever sip your ova through a straw. Sometimes I’m guilty of staging things for dramatic effect 😉