Injury illustration


New York City. Returned after twelve days in New Zealand to find I'd contracted Giardiasis, an illness of the small intestine caused by the parasite Giardia lamblia. Curable with a week of antibiotics.

No permanent damage, other than a mark on the top of my wrist from a venipuncture to treat dehydration. The nurse who removed the IV needle said "Wow, a 14 gauge needle — they put a hose in you!"