Hey, fibro peeps. We made it to Bali 2 days ago, it's the monsoon season here so it's been torrential rain every evening. So far, the places we've stayed and things we've gone to see at previous destinations have been fun / interesting (besides some pain and a stubborn cold).... but this last hotel has been a downer. Totally not what they advertized. 2nd of all, this is the 2nd case of bronchitis I've come down with since the start of our travels half a month ago so adding illness to run down conditions of this place is enough to call it quits for me and make me want to pack up and hop on the next plane home.
I went to urgent care yesterday because my rib pain (from coughing) got so severe my breathing was shallowed, needed help with every little thing from hubby including getting dressed / undressed, and I've basically done nothing but stay in bed for the past 2 days. Last night was scary because every little breath hurt like swords, felt like I was suffocating, I just prayed I'd get through the night.
And if that wasn't bad enough... a storm was raging all night and the roof of our cottage began to leak in the middle of the night, dripping right in the middle of the bed where hubby sleeps. He got up and asked me to get up so he could move the bed but I was in so much pain I couldn't move to get off the bed so he had to scoot the bed over with me laying on it. Pulled his back a bit. The internet here is always going in and out, but the storm then knocked the power out so we didn;t have internet for over a day. I'm out of underwear and socks and they have a machine here... but the staff doesn't let guests use it and said THEY do laundry for you and charge by the item. UGH. So we hand washed a few things and hung them up... that was yesterday, they are still wet. It's been raining off and on, so things won't dry.
Anyway, the doc here put me back on steroids and antibiotics. We started a claim with travelers insurance requesting to fly out.... I just can't continue vacationing in this condition. Our next destination was supposed to be Mt. Fuji, Japan. It'll be snowy winter there. Cabs are expensive and hubby won't rent a car. I'm in no condition to be running around on public trasportation, especially in the snow. I told him I'll definitely end up in the hospital with pneumonia. I'm too sick to finish out our stay here (in Bali) as it is. We haven't been able to do anything but go to the doctor. We submitted documents to travelers insurance and are waiting for their reply (with a flight out?) so we'll see. I feel awful and saddened that I won't be celebrating the new year holiday here like we originally planned. But I'd rather rest and recover at home where a familiar doctor (who speaks English) is right down the road. I saw a doctor in a previous destination when my cold 1st got bad... the doctor asked if I had any allergies, I told him narcotics / opioids. But when I got back to the hotel, I noticed 2 of the cold meds he prescribed had narcotics in them so I could not take them. Having an English speaking doctor who understands just makes things a little easier so you don't end up with the wrong medicine that could make you even sicker. That's all I mean. I just want to get home and be somewhere where I can recover comfortably. When you're on vacation, you're always on the go.
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