Posts Tagged ‘virus’

Poop test results

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

I stopped by the doctor’s office on the way in to work today to check on those test results from my poop.  The results were overdue.  I chatted with the doc for a minute and he told me that all the tests were negative.  Huh.

Then he called me on my mobile just a bit ago and said he got additional test results since I was in there.  Odd that they break it into parts but whatever.  He told me that I have something called the Norwalk Virus.  And that there was no cure.  A bit of panic set in.

Luckily it’s not as bad as it sounds and the doc just needs to learn how to phrase things better in English.  There is no cure because it’s a virus and it just runs its course and dies off.  I did some research and found that it’s the second most common virus after the common cold in the United States and is better known as the stomach flu.  Well, that’s not nearly so bad sounding, is it?

Ah well, at least I know I’m not dying of some fancy tropical disease.  Hey look, a bright side!