I recently tweeted several tweets of my past injuries or illnesses abroad. I will list them here in case you are on my twitter.
- I had a bad stomach flu in Thailand. On the last leg, I was keeling over throwing up or pooping diarrhea. Not to mention the coughing and dark green phlegm I was coughing up! I was literally living off of tylenol, asprin, and Thai version of pepto bismo. The flight home was… interesting.
- When I was in Killarney, I decided to bike the trails. Being sore from going around the Ring of Kerry the previous day, I didn’t properly stretch. After a couple hours of biking, I pulled my groin muscle of all muscles. One of the muscles in that general area. Regardless, it was painful!
- It all led up to Cinque Terre, but when in Rome, you do as the Romans did. Walk, hike, and run! That I did! Without break! Every day in Rome and Florence, hiking everywhere, without rest! So when I went to Cinque Terre, the 8 town on the coast hike, I developed these huuuuuge blisters on my feet and nearly injured my knee from a little slip. It didn’t help that I had to hike up a huge hill in Verona to get to my campsite. And the center city was at the bottom of the hill.
- I was hit by a moped in Dalat Vietnam. The hit threw me up into the air and I landed on my left wrist, leaving it fractured. It sucked! And I had to wait till I was in the US to get it accurately checked out and surgery! Physical Therapy has been good in that it is helping me get better!
My lesson here? Bring a first aid kit!