Tagged: giardia

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Henry at 17 Months Old.

Tomorrow I have the follow up appointment with internist (doctor) for my giardia. I’ve been feeling great the last couple of days, but this morning I woke up with that ominous burning crampy feeling in my lower bowel. It’s been exactly a week since I last had an episode of misery. Are you kidding me?? So far nothing bad has happened yet. I just don’t feel that great. Maybe it’s a coincidence? :( Anyway, we’ll see what the doctor thinks tomorrow....

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Jinx!

Alright, well I jinxed myself writing that last time, just as I was afraid would happen. I had a horrible 24 hours of mind blowing cramps and tons of poop. Dammit. I was a sobbing mess because I thought for sure I was better. How could that happen again? The only good part of it (TMI, but can’t be helped!) was that none of my poop had that gross sticky texture that I had with giardia. That made me think it was maybe,...

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Freedom!

I am afraid to say this, but I think I’m better. My intestines still feel sore and kind of not right, but my poop is normal. NORMAL. I’m still beyond terrified that it won’t last, that this a fluke and not a cure, or that it will come back. Could I really be free of a billion of my closest microscopic friends after all this time? Could I really have a future of emergency-poop-free life awaiting me now? I can scarcely...

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Christmas Day Photos!

Walking in the living room to see that Santa had arrived… It may look like he didn’t bring much, but Rosie and Ada got iPad minis from us. Small in size, big in dollars. Dimple! Rosie specifically requested a black newborn doll from Santa Claus. I took everything out of the packages and put it into storage tubs before wrapping it so that I wouldn’t have to fool with ripping stuff out of packages on Christmas morning. The clean up was...

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Tinidazole, Day 2.

Tinidazole is nasty. What is in that medication?! The bitter taste in my mouth was horrible yesterday. It was making me feel really nauseated last night, just because there was no escape from the taste. Even breathing made me taste it. Ew, ew, ew! It’s lessened today, but still there somewhat. Today it’s at least more manageable. Yesterday I couldn’t even eat because all I tasted was bitter metallic grossness. Right at the 24 hour mark Henry started nursing again. Thank...

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The Verdict.

Yesterday was my doctor appointment. This new doctor is an internist, but he does general practice medicine. I chose him particularly hoping he would be thorough since he isn’t just a regular old general practitioner. My mother in law was going to watch the kids for me during the appointment, but she was sick. That meant I had to take the kids with me. So fun, that was. The girls were ok, but Henry was…not. He just wanted to run everywhere...

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I’m certain now.

Ok, one more entry with microscopic poop pictures ahead. Run for the hills if you don’t think this is super fascinating. (And also a bit horrifying that these creatures are INSIDE OF ME.) Check this out. Here is a picture of giardia under a low power microscope, snagged the picture from Google images. The giardia are tear drop shaped. Here, in the white circle, is a picture from my own dear intestines. (Full size) There’s no mistaking that, is there? I...

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Took a Peek.

Today Rosie has the cold, and Henry is grumpy, Ada is grumpy, and I can’t stop pooping. Fun times! I made a doctor appointment for 10:15 Monday morning. I can’t wait to talk to him. Unfortunately I still have to poop my way through the weekend before we get to Monday. Ugh. I was laying in bed with Henry when I had a sudden thought. What if I looked at my own poop under the microscope? At first I thought it...