Let me go home!

Trip Start Jun 15, 2013
Trip End Jul 17, 2013

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N/a'an Ku SÍ
What I did
N/a'an Ku Sê

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Today is the first day that I have genuinely wanted to go home. All I want is Mom to make me soup and give me 7up and Dorian to snuggle with me and make me feel better.

I woke up a little before 6 and absolutely didn't want to get out of bed. Normally I don’t want to but I can force myself to and move on with my life. Today it was different. Initially I thought it was because I slept throughout the night without being cold at all, which was odd. I sat up, once I got some ambition, and immediately went back down. I was so incredibly dizzy just sitting still. The only time I wasn’t was when the lights were out and I was lying down. I told Alison that I was feeling awfully dizzy, and she was kind enough to help me get my things out of the tent one I had gotten my contacts in and was ready for the day. I managed to make my way to the bathroom to brush my teeth, but I continued to be incredibly dizzy and I was so darn nauseous.

Everyone joined around the campground for breakfast, and I just sat there. Nothing sounded appetizing whatsoever. Andrea is studying nursing, so we talked about how I felt. She asked if I drank any of the water at Etosha, as George had said he even gets a stomachache from the water before we arrived. I told her no, that I had used it to brush my teeth though and wasn’t overly cautious when I showered in it last night. She acted like that shouldn’t do it. She asked if I had diarrhea, which I hadn’t, thank goodness. She emphasized that it’s important not to keep it a secret if I do. I managed to eat another PB&J for lunch this morning once I thought I might be feeling better. We packed up the campground and headed onward. 

We did a bit of safari’ing this morning, but I couldn’t keep my eyes open for the life of me. From what I heard from the others, nothing was seen. I’m assuming if a lion or some other cat was spotted, I would have been awoken by all of the excitement. 

We traveled out of the park and began the long journey back to Windhoek.  My dizziness continues whenever I moved about. Then all of the sudden massive abdominal cramps started. They continued the whole 5 hour drive. No diarrhea though. I ate lunch, which was a burger, and hoped that would help my stomach. It only got worse. By the time we arrived to Windhoek where we waited for our ride, I was nearly in tears at each round of cramps.

Alison and I said goodbye to everyone that we had become friends with on our safari adventure and headed back to N/a’an Ku Se.

After we arrived, we had supper with everyone back at the camp. I met a few new people and was disappointed to be reminded that I may not see my friends that went to Neuras again. Supper tonight was spaghetti noodles with what I believe to be ground beef, which was seasoned incredibly well.

We have Sheila in our room again tonight, and she has been incredibly affectionate towards me. I leave early tomorrow morning for the clinic (6:00) and am looking forward to sleeping in a bed again. I am hopeful that I will be over whatever this illness is by morning… We will see though.

Goodnight! Hard to believe that people will actually be reading all of my posts tomorrow evening after I get everything updated on my blog. Hooray for the clinic having internet!
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