Best Laid Plans

By Jane Mountain | November 29, 2013

8,008 km so far.

I had big plans for today. I was going to continue my photography project. I was going to hang out in cool cafes and buy groceries and cook something delicious for dinner. I was going to be productive.

Instead, I am sick.

Not sick in that nice way where it’s lovely to have an excuse to just lie in bed and watch old episodes of The West Wing. Sick in the way that you feel you’ve never been healthy before in your life, and you can’t imagine ever getting better.

I spent the entire day lying in bed. Every so often I moaned. My throat is on fire and I am coughing non-stop. I am trying to remember that we have weeks and weeks to explore Shanghai and that this is but a minor setback, but right now it feels like such a waste.

Meanwhile, Stephen had barely enough time to ensure I had a cup of tea and a bottle of ibuprofen on hand before he went out to teach yoga. His schedule is going to keep him pretty busy while we’re here, so I hope I’ll be up and about and able to take care of myself by tomorrow.  

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  1. Comment by Cassie

    Cassie December 3, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Aw man, sorry to hear it. Definitely drink as much water and sleep as much as you can stand. A strong dose of Ibuprofen helps get you through the worst of it… :( Sending healthy vibes your way!

  2. Comment by Mauricio

    Mauricio December 2, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Hang-in there Jane, don’t forget to stay hydrated and drink loads of water.

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