Thursday, February 28, 2008

Typhoid, Hepatitis and Flu, Oh My!


Here's what nobody tells ya:

There's going to be a few shots involved in this trip. Well, that may be a bit of an underestimate. Yesterday, I went to my regular doctor since my heel's been tender from the dreadmill. I have a tendon issue and wanted to get a cortisone shot before I left. Easy enough, huh?

The doc started asking questions about where I was going and had I had a tetanus shot lately? Um, no. How about Hepatitis A &B? Um, no. Pull down the britches, Missy. The hiney's gettin' some action!

Four shots later, I popped by the travel doctor to see how they're coming with our Yellow Fever vaccines. I much prefer to chat in person when I'm begging. The nurse told me that they'll have two vaccines next Wednesday for us...hopefully, they'll have all three. She's ordered them, but due to it's rarity, it's hard to say for sure if they'll receive the extra shot. Wish us luck on that one. The other clinic STILL hasn't gotten their Yellow Fever vaccine in. I'm playing them off of each other. Whoever gets it in first is where we'll head to.

Would I like to see the doc while I'm there? I've already been at the hospital for two hours...what's another? He spent an hour with me. He goes over with me the itinerary and in which areas malaria is prevalent. I have a malaria pill prescription to get filled along with a pill for altitude sickness and some antibiotics.

Have I been vaccinated against typhoid? Say hello to typhoid up there in the pic. Again, no. The flu? Shit, are you kidding me? Apparently there's an epidemic in Nashville.

Nothing can get me now! Mwaahahahahahah! I'm totally impervious! Except I'm feeling a tad sluggish today. Maybe they've ALL got me.

30 comments:

Dana said...

Damn! You are now the poster child for artificial immunity!

Jay said...

Jeebus, Paris Hilton doesn't get poked that many times in a day!

Amy Winehouse doesn't get that many needles stuck in her in a day!

Jay said...

P.S. I'm glad you turned off comment moderation. I hate comment moderation! ;-)

Jen said...

Um. Typhoid looks like spiders. I hate spiders. I don't want nuttin' to do with either of them.

If you don't get sick from all those shots - I'm going to worship the ground you walk on.

Jeebus, girl. Is your hiney sore?

buffalodickdy said...

Lucky guy! Got four shots at your ass....

R.E.H. said...

It's funny how one needs all those vaccination shots just to travel abroad... I mean, how do people survive in these countries?

I mean, are the shots overrated, or is it really that much crap going on over there that our bodies are not capable of dealing with?

Jay Cam said...

shots on your butt? i had to do that once and it hurt like crap!!

nowadays docs can't stick me with anything. cause if they try, i'll get so scared i'll stick it back in them!
: )

RockDog said...

"Pull down the britches, Missy. The hiney's gettin' some action!"

That's funny. I was just saying this the other night...again, small world.

Jeff B said...

I don't think anybody else that is traveling with you or within a fifty foot radius needs to worry about getting any deseases.

You are probably emmiting a cloud of desease repellent around your body like pheromones!

Alli said...

Good gravy! That's a lot of shots!!! And I thought I had a lot when I had lived in Singapore!

You totally beat me. You win! ;)

Raven said...

Awwww, you have my sympathy. I hope you feel better soon!

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Your poor butt!

You should pretty much be immune to about everything by now.

Fu Manchu Dad said...

Jeez, you'd think you went to bootcamp or something! I got so many shots it made my eyes blur! Did you get the pleasant gammaglobulin shot? The cold one that makes your ass muscles cramp? Ahhh, what a memory! All in all tho' I'm bettin' you'll forget all about the needles when you're gazing on the vistas of lovely South America. Good luck on those last vaccines and whatnot.

Take Care,

FMD

The Mistress of the Dark said...

As a result of this post I'm never leaving the country. Actually I may not leave my house! Yikes Your poor bum!

captain corky said...

Um... are you sure you just don't want to go to Vegas? Celine Dion's waiting for you!

Odat said...

Geeze...that's an aweful lotta work to go on one trip!
Peace

Mike said...

They DO all have you! Vaccines are little bits of the virus.. so basically your body is trying to be sick. Imagine your body as a doorway, and ALL THOSE FUCKING VACCINES TRYING TO GET THROUGH AT ONCE.

They get stuck in the door.

Should one or two wriggle out, they'll all come pouring through, and your skin will bubble and puss will come out of all orifices.

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Naughty Endevours said...

Good luck with your shots and trip. Sounds like a nightmare before the dreams can begin.

Blogget Jones said...

All I can say is....OW! You must feel like a pin cushion!

:o) BJ

g-man said...

Except I'm feeling a tad sluggish today. and my ass hurts! :)

Tequila Mockingbird said...

after all of those shots, id feel invincible too. id start sharing needles with people and having unprotected sex.... the world would be my disease free oyster!

well, maybe not.

Seamus said...

HA! Pin cushion immunity!!!! It's a lot to go through, but better safe than sorry!

Hammer said...

Ouch! They should just have one giant shot and get it over with ;)

Freakazojd said...

I just read all of the posts on this page and your trip sounds AMAZING! Unfortunate about the crazy number of shots you've had, but you put a really funny spin on it - I appreciate that kind of humour! :)
Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment - great to "meet" you!

doggybloggy said...

I bet your bath water would work like an elixer....you are potent.

Palm Springs Savant said...

oh my gosh...all those shots. yuck. a necessary evil i suppose

rantingdiva said...

Good grief!! You'd think they'd make an all-in-one jungle vaccine!!!!

rantingdiva said...

Good grief!! You'd think they'd make an all-in-one jungle vaccine!!!!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Wha-hey...anymore needles and you will spring a leak. :D

creepy crawly bugs...under the microscope, eeeeewee!

Be brave, there's only 20 more to go right?

TheBirdman33 said...

Plantar Fasciitis?!?!

It hurts me to walk almost every day of the last 2 years cause 2 years ago I got a treadmill and tried to get in better shape. The only relief Ive had is for about 4-6 weeks after sporadic cortisone shots to the heel. Ive also slept with a night splint for 2 years, imagine how attractive that is!