Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Getting Healthy On-The-Road Again: Day 2


So… let’s see.  Last night’s sleep was pretty good.  I had the rear door of the van open, the air was cool, the pollutants had settled… it was good.   I was breathing easier and deeper.  I kept waking up asking myself out loud… am I better yet, and when I didn’t hear myself, I knew… I was NOT better yet.  No voice.  I rested in bed and enjoyed the view of the very green trees towering over the van and the birds singing.  Listened to the babbling brook just six feet from my van…. all night long.  That’s good sleeping.  Finally decided to get up about 10am, do meds, breakfast, coffee… walk around a bit, take some photos, etc.  Well walking around outside was good for about five minutes before I was gasping for air again.  It is still very humid here.  So, retreated to the van and turned on the A/C again.  I don’t feel like doing anything… so I will rest.


But I have a really good camping spot, provided I can figure out how to get the van/trailer out of here when I’m ready to leave.  It’s quiet.  A few cars went by on the gravel road.  No one else around.  Cuzzin’
Dick… you’d like this spot.  The brook has several pools large enough for your “rustification” factory.  I took photos and video.  I have no cell or internet service here… only my satellite tracking device, so people do know where I am but I can’t communicate otherwise right now.  I can also call for 911 on the device if I can’t get myself out and need to go to hospital again.


how do I insert the video here???


Today I run out of the prescription meds the doctor gave me… and will be switching to some natural/holistic methods of getting well.  I haven’t had time to research this and can’t get on the internet so, I’ll have to play this one by instinct.  But I’m going to keep notes… and maybe post it here… so others know what worked/didn’t work.


There is beauty here… all about me.  That, in itself, should be healing.

Who is Swankie?

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Anywhere, USA, Full-Time USA traveler, United States
In 2006, I was shopping for a wheelchair. By 2007, I had new knees, better health and by 2008 a kayak. In Aug 2013, I kayaked my 49th state, Alaska, at the Holgate Glacier and in May 2014, I kayaked Hawaii, my 50th state, to celebrate my 70th Birthday and the finale to the wonderful adventure of Kayaking America? Next up... Solo Hiking the Arizona Trail, 820 miles? Maybe. Still healing from shoulder and trying to decide.