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Old 05-21-2015   #1 (permalink)
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Just a quick recap and some pictures+

I am not writing a trip report this time, but I figured I might as well share the pictures I did take. I tried to add where the food pictures were taken in the picture info.

I got sick about 4/5 days into our trip and am really only just not getting back to normal after 15 days. I don't know if it was something I ate or what...nothing stands out as questionable. No fever, no vomiting, and besides one day I felt ok except for the stabbing stomach pains and diarrhea, so probably something bacterial. BUT I couldn't eat...so I stopped trying and drank Diet Coke all day and then added rum at night. It wasn't fun and I hope this never happens to me again. Dave felt crappy one day, but that was it.

Anyway, here is the link to my Flickr album. I would be happy to answer any questions.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/994505...57652818118780
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Thank you for that. I loved your photos. Recognized it all.
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Great pics, hope you feel better soon. One of the pics showed red blotches on your? arm. Sometimes things are connected like that.

Also what is the shrimp dish just berfore the lobster pics, a bunch of shrimp in a brownish sauce. Looks good.
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Great pics, hope you feel better soon. One of the pics showed red blotches on your? arm. Sometimes things are connected like that.

Also what is the shrimp dish just berfore the lobster pics, a bunch of shrimp in a brownish sauce. Looks good.
The shrimp dish was Chiltepin shrimp at the new El Oasis on 12th. It was a strongly flavored spicy chile and maybe soy sauce. It was very good, but maybe too salty for some people(not me!).

The bug bites were on the backs my legs and certainly cause me another set of issues, but they happened well after the other sickness had started. They started as typical mosquito type bites, but thats what happens when i scratch them. This is typical for me (i forgot the deet and used something natural one night) but I was the only person getting bitten as usual.
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Thank you for that. I loved your photos. Recognized it all.
Thanks for looking!
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The shrimp dish was Chiltepin shrimp at the new El Oasis on 12th. It was a strongly flavored spicy chile and maybe soy sauce. It was very good, but maybe too salty for some people(not me!).

The bug bites were on the backs my legs and certainly cause me another set of issues, but they happened well after the other sickness had started. They started as typical mosquito type bites, but thats what happens when i scratch them. This is typical for me (i forgot the deet and used something natural one night) but I was the only person getting bitten as usual.
Yeah I know the kind of itch that you want to take a wire brush to! Thanks
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Great pictures, so sorry you got so sick . I had something similar happen on our last visit but got better after a few days and some meds (and probiotics). It was shockingly painful, had no idea my innards could hurt that bad!
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Great pictures, so sorry you got so sick . I had something similar happen on our last visit but got better after a few days and some meds (and probiotics). It was shockingly painful, had no idea my innards could hurt that bad!
I probably should have seen a Doctor, but my past experiences with food borne illnesses have always left me believing it was better to let it run its course as long as there was no dehydration (and even when i was in the hospital for it in the past they just gave me fluids)...and I've always gotten over it pretty quickly. If this ever happens again though, I'm going straight to the Doctor. I find the irony amusing though...I am usually never particularly careful about what i eat and happily eat not-hot-enough foods from food carts and sauces that I know have been sitting in the sun all day and have been fine. I hadn't even made it to any "questionable" places yet. Plus, I started on a course of regular probiotics a few months ago and actually increased my dose before the trip, just in case. I still had fun, but I am already making up for the things I missed by planning our next trip!
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I probably should have seen a Doctor, but my past experiences with food borne illnesses have always left me believing it was better to let it run its course as long as there was no dehydration (and even when i was in the hospital for it in the past they just gave me fluids)...and I've always gotten over it pretty quickly. If this ever happens again though, I'm going straight to the Doctor. I find the irony amusing though...I am usually never particularly careful about what i eat and happily eat not-hot-enough foods from food carts and sauces that I know have been sitting in the sun all day and have been fine. I hadn't even made it to any "questionable" places yet. Plus, I started on a course of regular probiotics a few months ago and actually increased my dose before the trip, just in case. I still had fun, but I am already making up for the things I missed by planning our next trip!
Great way of looking at this I feel the same, would be fun to eat playa with you. We have only been sick once (KNOCK KNOCK) and yes we both did my wife does not eat much of what I do. One night a few years back we both knew what made us sick at a popular place, tuna salad! I went to the pharmacy on 10th and explained, and they gave me and explained what to do and gave meds. We ate that night.

Gatorade is not my friend, I just found out!
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, would be fun to eat playa with you. !
Always up for eating Playa!
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Thanks for the pic's Wendy! I stole a few. See you in October.
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Wonderful photos,thanks!

Several years ago I experienced very similar symptoms half way into our trip. I can still remember the delicious churro, purchased from a street cart on 5th, that seemed to have triggered the malady.

An ultra sound when we returned home confirmed gall stones! Four tiny incisions and now I can enjoy greasy rich foods again. Too bad the food carts are gone from 5th.
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Great pics....Now i'm hungry!
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Sorry to hear you were sick. I think I will ask the Doc. if there is anything a person could take to lessen the chances of getting sick. One of my friends takes Vermox before she leaves.
Getting sick on vacation must be awful.
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I probably should have seen a Doctor, but my past experiences with food borne illnesses have always left me believing it was better to let it run its course as long as there was no dehydration (and even when i was in the hospital for it in the past they just gave me fluids)...and I've always gotten over it pretty quickly. If this ever happens again though, I'm going straight to the Doctor. I find the irony amusing though...I am usually never particularly careful about what i eat and happily eat not-hot-enough foods from food carts and sauces that I know have been sitting in the sun all day and have been fine. I hadn't even made it to any "questionable" places yet. Plus, I started on a course of regular probiotics a few months ago and actually increased my dose before the trip, just in case. I still had fun, but I am already making up for the things I missed by planning our next trip!
I have a sensitive tummy in some ways and in less than 4 hours I went from totally fine to agony. Not sure what I ate that cause it, but ohmygosh, I was freaking sick. I was able to get out of bed the next day (after doc visit) but couldn't even think of eating anything other than rice, a baked potatoe, dry toast, and drink a little water. I wasn't right for the rest of the trip and it was a good two weeks after I got home before I felt normal. It didn't ruin our vacation, but it sure almost did, lol! Thanks for the trip report. I'm looking forward to your next. We don't have plans for any vacations, my elderly cat is slowly slipping away despite aggressive medical intervention which requires us to be here with her. I know, that sounds totally stupid when the end result is going to be the same despot what we do....but it is what we want to do as long as she has a decent quality of life. Sorry to ramble....
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