I am back at home. I arrived back from Tanzania on Wednesday afternoon. My daughter, Alicia picked me up at the airport and took me home.
Thank you for all your prayers for my journey, I appreciate them. The trip was an amazing experience and I will be writing about more in depth soon.
Unfortunately, I became sick on the last day in Tanzania. It started in the afternoon as a feeling of general indigestion that maybe a couple of antacids would clear up. By the time of our flight that left just before midnight, I was not in good shape, alternating between feeling chilled or overheated. While it was nice to be coming home it was not a pleasant experience.
I tried to stay up Wednesday and watch the World Series. I think I slept through most of it, waking up when the announcers got excited and to run for the bathroom and the end of the ninth inning. Maybe it was what I needed to get me back on track time wise, so I could go to bed and get a full night’s sleep. Still I took it easy on Thursday.
I’m still not feeling well. Last night I was calculating when it would be 3 days since I started feeling sick. It started around 2:30 in the afternoon on Tuesday in Dar es Salaam. So, I had to translate that to Twin Cities time and figure it out. I had some antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea that the doctor said I could start taking after 3 days which turned out to be 6:30 am Friday morning. I took one when I got up, hopefully it will knock out whatever bug has been bothering me.
If I had to get sick in on the trip that was probably the best time for it. It didn’t impact on any of our activities. (I’ll feel better about the silver lining when the cloud is gone and I am feeling better.)
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