Day 48: Living Petri Dish
Monday, October 08, 2012
While searching for an image that describes how I'm feeling right now, I came upon this one. It's perfect. With the antibiotics and probiotics battling away inside my gut, I feel like a living petri dish. I don't know what to expect from one hour to the next. It's such a drastic and disappointing change from where I was just a couple of weeks ago. In comparison, I was sleeping so well, and my digestion was good. Now I have headaches, skin rashes and horrible nights even though I am completely exhausted. It's amazing what a change in your flora can do.
So, I'm trying to get things into some sense of balance before I have to leave for ten days on Thursday. It's no fun to have to travel with the remnants of a kidney infection and unpredictable digestion. I guess all I can do is try to prepare as much as possible in advance - pack food that's easy to digest, get room-temperature stable probiotics...and keep my fingers crossed...