Saturday, September 15, 2007

D-Day minus One

It is the night before our expedition, and the room is spinning. I’m extremely nauseous, have severe heartburn, a burning cough, and feel drunk when I walk. Believe it or not, this is all by design. These are all specific symptoms of the various pills I am taking. My daypack looks like a CVS. Fortunately, the day I actually take the Larium (malaria pill) is by far the worst day and I have already taken this week’s pill, so it should get better from here. Also fortunate, I’ve discovered that the bismuth subscalcylate I have can cure the heartburn within about three minutes—so I’ve added that to the bag. Good night from the foothills of Kilimanjaro. Wish me luck.

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