From July through December 2011, this is where I'll be. Here are the tales of my adventures!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bump in the road Pt. I

Well, if you DO NOT want to hear a disgusting story...stop reading now.

Last week, what I thought to be a mildly infected bug bite ended up turning into an abscess. The best way I can describe while sounding extremely attractive is a huge sack of blood, pus, and bacteria that formed under my skin on my leg.

It was growing and hardening each morning, but the optimist in me was hoping it would naturally work itself out. HA WRONG. I went to Student Health and had to get it cut open and drained and now I have an open wound on my thigh with gauze literally sticking out of my leg. It almost looks like I've sprouted flower from my thigh!

Anyway, the antibiotics that I'm supposed to take for it interfere with my live oral Typhoid vaccine that I'm supposed to take so the doctors told me to take it later, but here's the problem: when I get to Ghana, I'm supposed to show verification that I've been vaccinated for Typhoid.

So here I am, worried that I'm not going to be able to do the one thing I've been planning for 2 years, open wound in my leg, and completely unsure of what to do next. Lucky for me, student health gave me the typhoid injection right there on the spot! It doesn't interfere with my meds so now all I have to worry about are my malaria pills and you know, the casual hole in my leg.

Either way, this combined with a number of other unfortunate events has made me realize that it's still a good thing these things are happening now rather than once I've already left for Ghana.

2 weeks from today! The journey is finally here!!!

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