**Warning. The Following Thread Displays Explicit Descriptions of Pain & Diarrhea and the Use of the Word: **** So recently, there has been news of a new outbreak of salmonella in eggs across the United States that was linked to a farm in Iowa. Many people underestimate salmonella because they just think "What are the odds of it getting me?". I thought of the same thing of swine flu, but it paid off since I was never affected by it). BUT, I was infected with Salmonella Enteritidis (full name for salmonella). The following words will describe salmonella through a former infected patient, because hopefully you will have a different view of it than just reading the symptoms and effects and etc. My salmonella case was one of the more severe ones, it took me whole week of nonstop pain to recover, so anything that seems exaggerated isn't exaggerated in my view. ---The Pain--- -Let me start off like this...the pain just ****s you in your stomach and it won't stop. You'll feel like **** within one day or less when getting salmonella. Once you do feel like ****, you first think it's a regular cold or something because of the fever (which makes you feel like you're in Russia, then Africa, and repeat non-stop). But the pain gets worse. That's when you realize it's no ordinary sickness. You can't sleep because it's like someone punching you in the stomach to keep you awake. You feel like killing yourself because your cranky from lack of sleep, the pain never, and I mean NEVER, eases for one bit. It's your normal stomach ache on crack x10 x10 (and x10 not exaggerating). *(Fun Fact: Don't try to remove or play with the IV needle like I did. If you remove it incorrectly, lots of blood will come out. Leave it to the kind nurses to do that) Q: Hospital have many drugs to ease and numb pain. Why didn't you use those? A: It's true. They offered me morphine to ease the pain, which I took like 3 time and and let me tell you, it feels SO GOOD. Half the reason why it's good is because it sorta took the pain away (ANY relief of pain that time is your friend). The other half is because...it just ****ing feels good and you feel so chill and relaxed and lightheaded. I can see why there's morphine addicts these days. Okay enough of the morphine crap. *(Fun fact: You can die from salmonella without proper treatment if the diarrhea is severe) The reason why I stopped taking the morphine will be discussed in the next topic about salmonella. The diarrhea. ---The Diarrhea--- -Because salmonella affects your intestines (which becomes really inflamed), you will get diarrhea, lots of it. Diarrhea from salmonella is not like any other diarrhea you've had. It's not some diarrhea you get from eating too much fruits or any other liquidy stuff. It's not some stomach ache that turns out to be diarrhea then the ache goes away. The diarrhea from salmonella starts off bad and gets much much worse. During my week at the hospital, I'd say I had to go release the "liquid demons" a total of 50+ times (I'm not kidding). You will see so much liquid **** that diarrhea probably won't even disgust you anymore. Oh yeah, because your losing lots of liquid and nutrition from the diarrhea, they'll put you on Intravenous therapy (or just IV). For all of you who don't know what IV is, they stick a needle in your vein to pump liquid and vitamins into you (they pumped potassium along with antibiotics into me). -So about every hour or 2 I would feel the diarrhea ready to burst outta my ass, so I go to the bathroom and release brown and sometimes green stuff that are 80-95% liquid. I just prayed for the pain to go away when I was done but it NEVER went away. *(Fun Fact: My diarrhea never stank. Because salmonella affected my appetite + the bland food the hospital has to give you (not everything's bland, on my last 2 days i had some pretty good food), I hardly ate. So there was really no "waste" produced. All the diarrhea was mostly from the IV pumped in me.) *(Fun Fact: Your butthole will feel raw and will hurt because of all the wiping. Lucky they nurses gave me ointment.) Q: Okay, enough of the damn diarrhea. Why didn't you keep on taking morphine to ease the pain? A: It would make me take a **** on my bed and patient gown. Why you ask? Because I felt the diarrhea come every time. It's not regular **** that you feel coming but can probably hold for an hour or more. Once I felt it coming, I'd say I can only hold it for 30 seconds while walking (Luckily I had my own bathroom right next to my bed) and probably for 5 minutes laying down with nobody bothering me (You really need to concentrate to hold it in). Lucky, the first 2 time I took the morphine for pain, the diarrhea didn't quite settle in yet. But the 3rd time I took morphine, I felt so relaxed and the pain was numb enough that I was FINALLY able to sleep. So when I woke up, I had a load of **** coming out my ass because the ****ing morphine took the pain away so I couldn't feel it coming and I had to burst to the bathroom. When I came back my sheets were all clean thanks to the kind nurses. So that's why I stopped taking the morphine. *(Fun fact: I overheard nurses saying there's a national shortage of morphine while I was sick) ---Conclusion--- -Yeah, my salmonella experience was scary (since mines was very severe). They were pumping antibiotics for a week to stop it (and I had to continue to take a couple antibiotic pills after). I learned many things during this experience. Like cooking my eggs well (I NEVER undercook the yolk anymore). Also, I learned a lot about what the nurses have to do and have MUCH MUCH more respect for what nurses do. My doctor wanted to measure how much liquid I had to lose so I had to **** in a bucket that was put in the toilet. It was the nurses' job to measure it. The first few days I was to weak to walk myself to the bathroom, so I had to just press this button, which will give a ring to the nurses to come help me. They never got irritated and came quickly to help. The thing you got to know about nurses is they are trained to help patients with whatever problems they have and they do this every day. So don't expect any "Ewws" or "WTF?" coming from the nurses or anything else that you think might cause them to be be disgusted or unwilling to help you. It's they're job and they make bank from it . My family members visited me often to see how I was doing, which is common for everyone. But what surprised me was my Spanish teacher (a survivor from the Civil War in El Salvador) visited me. I didn't know he came until after I woke up from an hour nap. He really cared for all his students (he visited another student of his who survived from a near-fatal car crash) and he bought me some comic books if I wanted to read it. And because I was a very good student of his (I really was) he told me not to worry about my finals and gave me an A (I had a B or B+) for the semester. (P.S. When I recovered, there was only 1 week left of school, which was finals week.) *(Fun fact: 1 day with salmonella feels like 1 week) ---The End--- -So that's it. That's my experience with salmonella. Hope you enjoyed it (Cmon I added fun facts for you). You can take it seriously or just laugh it off (Doesn't really matter to me, I do both). But just make sure that if you do have salmonella, be prepared for a very ugly week. If the salmonella isn't that severe or you recover quickly, then consider yourself lucky. Just don't underestimate it and I hope you learned a lot from this thread. Good luck out there and make your you cook ALL your food well and wash your hands. Peace!