We All Knew It Was Coming

Well we all knew it was going to happen sooner or later; one of us had to get sick while we were here in the Land of Smiles. While we took everyone’s precautions to heart about not drinking the water one of us still managed to come down with a bad case of food poisoning. By now I am sure you can guess from the writing that I, the weak stomached Vince came down with the sickness. While it wasn’t the water that got me this time, it was in fact a good old-fashioned American favorite, the cheeseburger (not from Paradise). You ask, how do you know it was the cheese burger? Well, after much hesitation and a very restless night Renee and I went to the local clinic.  At the clinic we were told to take a number like at a return line in Target.  The clinic was run by one doctor and three pretty little ladies running and chatting about and a never-ending line of patients.  All medical personnel were wearing in flip-flops, while all patients were bare foot. Is that sanitary, I ask you?  Once I got in with the doctor I explained the situation.  The doctor, who spoke little English, said, “You eat burger in Thailand. Bad food. Bad food. You don’t eat that in Thailand!” Consider me informed. After an I.V. with antibiotics and 4 different types of prescription medicines I was out the door and feeling a whole lot better than the night before where I spent the better part of 10 hours vomiting, etc. every last bit of that tasty burger out.  Seven days later “Etc.” is still taking its toll.  Lesson learned. Don’t worry though; we are now staying away from both tap water and cheeseburgers. Bummer J  


~ by The Piersas on May 18, 2008.

One Response to “We All Knew It Was Coming”

  1. At least you are still smiling!!!!

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