|This is actually pretty close to what the bugger looked like in my dream.|
On the topic of disease (lovely!), I would be lying if I didn't admit that many people (including some of you!) have asked me if I've encountered any parasites, worms, anything that normal PCVs contract at some point or another during service, and the truth is no, I haven't. Our PC Doctor warned us at PST that we might very likely contract worms, or "ass worms" as we lovingly started referring to them as. But I can say (very happily) that I have never seen these worms, or heard of another volunteer getting them...but let's be real-who is going to admit to that?
Now I do have a little friend that stays with me, pops in to say hello at times, but I don't like to refer to him as a parasite. From my teaching time in Guatemala in 2009, I contracted this little bug and while he is mostly harmless, I do notice his presence now and then. Today is one of those days. He comes without warning, he's never welcomed, but if anything, it always reminds me of my time in Guatemala which was mostly wonderful...weird?
|Rockin out in Guatemala, post parasite invasion.|
I'm staying close to home today, recovering from a week long travel adventure and preparing for the start of my second semester teaching. Shout out to Marika McHenry, my American friend in Guatemala and parasite sister-for you know whats up today. :)