Getting sick far from home

Getting sick far from home doesn’t have to be as bad as the movies make it out to be. Being prepared and being able to “roll with the punches” is always the key to not over stressing and taking care of yourself. When I arrived in Thailand in a smaller and not so touristy area for a week. My belly was not happy with some previous food decisions I had made. I am not sure what adventurous mystery food I enjoyed that did not agree with me, but there I was in a not so English speaking area and I was in need a simple but yet important medical care. In order to not get too description, I will say that I was in need of a poop. My body was holding out on me for days and finally, I couldn’t wait much longer rolling around on my private hostel bed in pain. I was forced to go out and try my luck trying to explains what medical I was in need of. I was also kicking myself for not packing a complete first aid kit. With the help of google translate and forcing myself to leave the relative comfort of my room, I headed off down the sidewalk with had rows of different shops. Seeing the green cross on the shop front indicates a pharmacy, now the only thing left to conquer is the language barrier. With my translator ready with the Thai word for laxatives I walked into a family run shop with the mother tending to a baby on her lap and the older son and father working the counter. I tried my tongue with pronouncing the Thai word with a quiet giggle and confused looks, I just handed over the phone and they understood what I was trying to say. They landed over a blister pack of a brand name I recognized with the rest written in Thai. I was in luck and only had to swallow my pride to walk into a drug store to ask for help to poop.

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