Things that escalated quickly:
- I go to London NEXT WEEK.
- I got bronchitis.
- We bombed Syria.
Looking back over my social media entries, I realize I haven’t been feeling well for about a month. I was ambulatory, but slowly crashing. The entire time I was at the Alpha Phi Alpha Eastern Region Convention, I was saying how tired I was. And I kept coughing. I thought all I needed was a good night’s sleep.
I even went to work on Monday. I took some DayQuil and felt loopy. My coworkers were like yo, you buggin. Then I realized I should go to the doctor.
She gave me a lot of medicine, but it was too late: the bronchitis train had already picked me up.
I called out for the next three days. My boss was very supportive and kept saying YOU NEED TO BE BETTER FOR LONDON. Of course I was like YOU DAMN RIGHT I DO.
Although I am not at 100 percent, the rattle in my chest is not as bad as it was yesterday or the day before. The cough, while significant, isn’t insurmountable. If I can just get through the next few hours, with the weekend off, I think I will be okay for next week, and subsequently London.
I do NOT want to be that guy who is hacking his lungs up on the plane for the entire flight. Nor do I want to get sicker while I’m over there.
So, as I tell people, just pray for me.
I cant believe how quickly this trip arrived when it seemed so far away.
Finally, I am so disappointed in this country’s decision to bomb Syria. (Of course, I am appalled at the atrocities occurring in Syria, too.) I just feel like, in 2017, we would have found solutions more reasonable than war.
I guess not.