I’ve Got Measles!
…and Typhoid, and Yellow Fever, and Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B and Tetanus…*scratches head*…you’d think that inoculations of all these terrible plague diseases at the same time would be unhealthy for a girl, eh? Funny what we’ll let anyone wearing a white coat do to us.
Even funnier is that as of four weeks ago, I had such an intense fear of needles that when I read the list of shots I needed for Central America, I seriously reconsidered moving my travels to a less typhoid-full country like Spain. But a girl is gotta teach what she preaches, and I asked myself, “What would I do, if I wasn’t afraid?”. Then I sighed heavily and called the doctor’s office to make my appointments for my three rounds of vaccinations. And guess what? Shots are easy! Of course, my first round I was shakin’ like a Guatemalan maraca, but when I opened my eyes and asked if the nurse had done the second shot, she laughed and said, “I’ve already done all three honey!”. So yeah, I’m feeling pretty cool right now for conquering one of my fears — and also feeling a bit superheroish in my indestructibility to the bad bacterias of the world….or as one of my co-workers said, “feel like you could eat Guatemalan shit and live, huh?”. Uh…yeah…*sideways glance*…kinda like that.