Still Sick on Holiday…No Fun! #sol16 24 of 31


I’m on holiday. In Senegal. With my good friends and their adorable baby. And I’m sick.

It’s totally not fair! I want to explore this new place, taking in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. I want to have my normal energy level back so I can roam around, getting to know this new city. I want to play with Reina, my friends’ adorable baby with the cutest smile ever, without worrying I’ll get her sick. But instead, I’m still sick. It’s started on the plane ride over, and despite the antibiotics and over the counter meds I’ve taken religiously since arriving, I can’t seem to shake it.

Today’s been especially bad for some reason. After sleeping over 10.5 hours, I woke up tired. I was volunteering at Mel’s Sports Day this morning, so I couldn’t just sleep in. I managed to get up, get ready, and go to school. Sports Day was fun, but thankfully it was short. After Sports Day ended at noon, Mel and I had plans to go out to lunch and shopping at the local markets. I am determined to see more of the local culture. Lunch was great- we went to this healthy juice and salad bar place- but right after lunch, I was feeling bad again. I cancelled our trip to the market and opted to come back home for a nap before our Girl’s Night tonight. Well, I slept for over 4 hours and only woke up because I started coughing again and needed water. It was 7:30pm. I had missed Girl’s Night. Luckily Mel went without me, so her night wasn’t ruined because of me.

It’s now 8:30pm, and I am wiped. I’m going to go to bed in a minute, and hopefully sleep off whatever this is that is going on with me. For someone who rarely gets sick, this is the worst! What makes it really awful is that I’m in another country, and can’t fully experience it. Here’s hoping that I can shake whatever this is and enjoy my last 3 days in Senegal! Fingers crossed!

8 thoughts on “Still Sick on Holiday…No Fun! #sol16 24 of 31

  1. Donna Smith

    I do hope you get a couple of days in at least! There’s something about school break germs and traveling germs that just seem to wait for teachers to let down their guard!

    1. aggiekesler Post author

      Thanks Donna! Me, too! I think you are right about the germs…there was something serious going around school before I left (tons of kids were out), so maybe I caught it before I left. Who knows.

    1. aggiekesler Post author

      You know, I thought it would, but sadly, no. I’m sleeping like crazy and hoping it goes away before school next Tuesday. After last night’s 12 hours of sleep, I feel better than yesterday, but this hacking cough is scary sounding and doesn’t seem to be letting up any time soon.

  2. artemis0249

    That is the worst! After my bike crash in Bali, I missed out on seeing everything. So I hope that you get that spring in your step today to see some sights before we return to work. 😀

    1. aggiekesler Post author

      Thanks Wendi…that’s how it goes sometimes I guess. I’m hoping to see a little bit before I head back. Now I’m just hoping I’m not sick when we get back so I can actually go to work!


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