So today has been a trying day. Koh Phangan has been great, except for two small issues:
1) on the ferry boat here we got burnt to epic porportions. Epic. We arrived here at 74 in the afternoon on Friday, and I passed out by 8:00, and did not wake up until 6 the next day. Now, 4 days later, I can almost put pants on without wincing in pain. It’s been a good one. You’d think I’d know by now that falling asleep for 2 hours with my feet hanging off the side of a giant ferry in the Thai sun, wouldn’t be the smartest thing.
I always have to learn the hard way.
For those of you that can remember back to my lovely sunlamp incident… It’s about on par with that. Okay, fine. Maybe not THAT bad, but I do have quite blistery lips, and heat radiating from my kneecaps (like Juno! But without the heartburn:)) to show for it.
2) I am sick. Very, very sick. I’m talking fever, cold sweats, nausea, and the-other-kind-of-sick.
IF you know what I mean.
It has been a long 36+ hours, to say the least. I truly thought I was going to have to go to the hospital this morning to get rehydrated after not eating or drinking anything for over 24 hours (and sweating off the rest of my energy from the lack of A/C in my bungalow), but thankfully kev came and saved the day, and went to the doctor and got some prescription-strength
meds which seem to be doing the trick. I’ll report back later to let you know if I’ve died yet….or, I guess maybe kev will have to do that…
OH!!!!! One final thing. This is the real kicker. I was told today that I looked like Hilary Clinton.
Yes. Today has been a trying day.