Sick from the water in CA
Ever since I’ve been back from California I’ve been having these...well...symptoms. Gastrointestinal symptoms of the unpleasant variety. After reading some posts on Surfline from women who reported similar symptoms and were diagnosed with nasty diseases, I went to the doctor. Turns out I have a bacterial infection with an unpronounceable name, and she says I got it from the water. It was Malibu or Topanga, either one or both. I showed her a photo of my rash and she said “I’ve never seen anything like that before,” but couldn’t tell me if it was related to the polluted water. Now I have to take antibiotics for a week.
No, I haven’t been surfing. I was able to see my friend with brain cancer, but I can’t write about it here. A week later, he’s gotten too weak to see anyone anymore, ever. Thank God I got to see him one more time.