The last and only time that I had any infection was almost 15 years ago. I was travelling for one month around Australia, alone.
I visited Uluru (it is really beautiful) and afterwards came to small town of Tennant Creek and wanted to continue my bus trip to Cairns. But there were some awful floods somewhere before Cairns, so I had to wait for 4 or 5 days in Tennant Creek that the floods would stop and that they would open the road (it was quite funny, because it was so hot and sunny in the middle of Australia and I was stopped because of the floods).
Tennant Creek is a small town (population 3500, almost half of them are Aborigines). There really isn't much to do. To avoid boredom I became a member of Tennant Creek public library. And I went to swimming pool every day, to survive hot days.
I loved swimming there. I have some nice photos from the swimming pool in my album. I made so many new friends - all of them were Aborigines, under the age of 12. I was actually one of few adults in the pool. And the only white person. So I was an attraction for the children. They had lots of questions for me.
1. Where do I come from?
2. Did I walk or came in the car from Europe?
3. How come I didn't have husband? (can you imagine - this question hurt me at the time, since I was just after break of long and bad relationship)
In that pool there were some bacteria that my spoiled body (living in sterile environment) was not used to. So I got really bad vaginal infection (the only one till now). I didn't really know where to find medical help in Australia, so it remained untreated. And by the time I returned home, I was OK already. But later I found out that this was the infection that destroyed and blocked my tubes. So this is how my infertility began, 15 years ago. And I wasn't even aware of it.
But the interesting thing is that I never regret going to Australia. I do not regret swimming in that pool. I never regret the things that I have done. Everything is just part of my life. All this made me the person I am today.
Dear google search engine: this is a post about LIFE AFTER INFERTILITY
(I want to avoid all visitors that search info about tourism in A., but do not know how)