A view of my travels to other places with no great plan.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
At the hospital after finding the waiting room I need to pay
50 cents. Then after I am weighed and temperature
taken I am sent to wait for the doctor.
After 20 minutes my turn arrives and the doctor speaks English. After a couple of questions he has the
orderly take me to the pharmacy to buy a hypodermic needle for a dollar. Then I am drop of at the lab. The lab tech takes my hypodermic needle an
discards everything but the needle, which he uses to prick my finger so that I
can put a drop of blood on the slide he has.
Then wait another 20 minutes to get a slip of paper saying positive. I am directed back to the doctor to get a prescription to treat Malaria. Hospital pharmacy does have these pills. So I go to one in town. Malaria, maybe I should have been taking the Anti Malaria pills I had. Normally it takes 10??? days to show symptoms from infection. That would have put it in the middle of Mauritania. Did not think there was any risk there. I head back to the hotel to check out. I do not like this parting as I have been sick and not really had a chance to talk to Cindy and say goodbye.
So much is left unsaid as we leave the room with check out time arriving. I am cycling on today. From what I read some Malaria can be worst every other day. I am not felling great but I ride on. After wandering through town I am on the right road and cycling not at a great pace as I feel it if I try to push. So going at a steady pace I make it to Louga. Tomorrow is a longer ride I hope I am up for it. As I take the malaria pills in the evening I hope it is working as I wake up sweating in the night.
78.8 Kilometers, 3:56 Moving Time, Max Speed 33.3 k, Moving Average 20.0 k,
Stop Time 1:02 Overall Average Speed 15.8 k, Start 12:30 end 16:30 Accent 158 meters.