I have spent the majority of my time in the developing world over the past 18 months. I have remained relatively healthy and have not had a significant gastrointestinal disease.
Yesterday I developed a horrendous intestinal infection that lead to dehydration. I could not stay out of the bathroom for longer than 10-15 minutes.
I began treating myself and have already begun to feel better. It is funny that as I finish a year and half stint overseas, the week I go home, I finally become ill.