For years I would go back to work ater a cruise or Caribbean island... and it finally dawned on me.. IT';S THE AIR QUALITY I THE PLANES!!! Seriously Trip.. I would come down with bronchitis right after a vacation.. The M.D.s where I worked commented on it.. Now, I take an antibiiotic two or three days before flying back to this country.. The air and germs on planes are recycled...It works. I've been taking Biaxin..
Maybe you finally took the time to look over your final bill and got sticker shock, or maybe you finally counted up how many frozen thingees you had actually drank in a week and it all hit you at once ??
Kidding-- it could have been the change in weather and as someone said , the plane trip--I sometimes get sinus infections after flying.
My M.D.s I shared committees with especially on a Tuesday would comment about (my boss too) my being sick....it was an ongoing joke my coughing and hacking after I got back.. Parrot Pop isn't bothered, but I am..and maybe it was the shock of going back to work..lol but after reading an article about the poor air quality....I don't take chances anymore..just pass the antibiotcs please...
I wouldn't be surprised if the air quality on planes has alot to do with it.
I've also been sick post-cruise with a severe respiratory infection I put down to spending too much time breathing in the hot tub steam/germs/chemicals/.
My aunt used to bring us something from the States called Airborne, which is supposed to boost your immune system when travelling. I've noticed it is now available in Canada, and since I have some, maybe I should try it for my next cruise!
It can't jus be the air in planes, because we don't have to fly to the ports and I get sick after too. This time it took until Wed to hit me good. And we got back on Sun.
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I noticed that before,but I thought it was just all the stuff you did on the ship. I have never left a cruise, and said, "Boy do I feel rested." I guess I should try it sometime.
You need to cruise with me and the lovely Mrs. Jones Luanne. We never leave the ship, and we sit by the pool and read, or listen to music. Bottom line, we TAKE IT EASY for the duration of the cruise, and enjoy being waited on hand and foot, and taken care of. None of that stressful "goin' ashore" for us. Just enjoy the ride!
Fran became extremely sick the afternoon we returned from our first cruise in '06. She had been diagnosed with Leukemia the week before we departed. The Doctor and I decided that even though he made the diagnosis to me in private because he knew we were so excited about going on our first cruise, he felt that even though her WBC of 125 confirmed his diagnosis, he felt she would be fine for the cruise and we would sit down with her when she returned. My wife's niece who hosted us on the cruise and subsequent stay arranged a visit to her doctor (who was informed about her recent diagnosis). He treated her for pneumonia and it worked out okay except she spent virtually her entire post cruise week's state in bed in the hotel.
Upon our return, her WBC had exploded to a stratospheric 278 and we learned following her initial oncology visit, that the leukemia was only a part of the story and that she also had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Subsequently a conclusion was reached that her recent illness was probably something she picked up on the ship but which, had her immune system been not so suppressed, would not have occurred.