Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Still didn't answer where have I been...

A regular Monday was spent sitting in taxis and traffic trying to get nowhere fast.  Went to bed around 9:30 and read a book called The Man-Eaters of Tsavo.  The true story of two gigantic lions who feasted on workers as they built the Uganda railroad through Kenya at the turn of the century.  I remember dreaming quite heavily that the lion was causing me great pain in my stomach - literally tearing into me when I awoke with such pain.  6 days later I managed to get on my feet again.  Sicker than I've ever been with what I thought was food poisoning but was likely a stomach bacteria.  After still not being well on Friday I asked to see a doctor.  I was promptly taken to Nairobi hospital for a meeting with Prof. Lule. 

Not knowing what to expect, I was shown into his office where I sat down across from him.  After 15 seconds in uncomfortable silence, he said 'What'?  Just like that.  What?

That was my cue to explain why I was there.  So I gave him my spiel and asked if there was anything that I could take.  Not without an endoscopy was the answer.  And that was that. 


  1. Were you told not to speak when you met Prof Lule? That is the strangest "introduction". Talk about uncomfortable....(both the office vision and the bacterial infection) :)

  2. Wow - some times we take way to many things for granted. let us know how this al plays out. Oh and stay away from lion eating books. Seems to bring on bacterial infections......

  3. I'm not sure that reading books about man-eating lions while traveling in places that actually have cats big enough to eat people is good planning! Wow ... you have really seen all sides of Kenya - good and bad!