One of my Pilot friends recently gave me the title, G.I. Joe. Why? I have been struggling with the after effects of ghiardia. More specifically, with a close cousin of this parasite called “T. Hormona”. Well, the parasite has been gone for months but the damage left behind has been difficult to recover from. I have lost about 15 pounds, and the effect has been noticeable by my friends. I have weakened some, but still feel fairly normal. I have changed my diet drastically, in the hopes of finding an allergy or hypersensitivity, but to no avail. With time and more medical counseling, I am praying for an eventual recovery! This is Africa, up front and personal (waayyy too personal).