Category: Medical

Corticosteroids and Covid-19

3/4/20 – 3/13/20 After a day of stretching my knee on Lake Nahuel Huapi, it was a day’s ride to Bariloche, a Bavarian settlement and tourist mecca on the south side of the lake.  We stayed with a man named Coco who had a cozy home overlooking the water.  Beyond getting a Cortisone injection and Read More

Typhoid Speedball Part II: My Immunizations

Part I of this series was generally useless if you actually care about the logistics of planning for an extended stay in South America.  This part will be a bit more dense and hopefully less entertaining.  I say hopefully because I recognize that it is possible that you did not find the first post worth Read More

Typhoid Speedball Part I: Vaccination Consultation

Vaccines are an important part of traveling in the developing world.  Our pampered immune systems are simply not accustomed to some of the ailments in other countries.  As preparation I have been drinking from the toilet and eating raw pork.  This is the first of at least two parts about my experience getting the necessary Read More