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Parker in Africa - May 21, 2006

Howdy Everyone,

Sorry I haven't been in touch lately. I just got out of a week in the hospital. I guess I spoke too soon about that malaria stuff. Apparently I still had a few parasites swimming around, and this time I wasn't able to just a take a couple pills. I had to take an IV of quinine for about 5 days, which is probably the most awful stuff you'll ever come across. On top of that, although it took 3 doctors, 3 hospitals, and a whole week to find, I had a really bad kidney infection on top of the malaria-which made me not be able to eat anything for 3 days, I had violent chills/high fever, and had to be taken care of like a baby for longer than I'd like to remember. So after that nice explanation, I'm getting better, and now hoping I can still climb the mountain in a week or so. It hasn't been a pretty couple of weeks, so I don't have any nice stories for you or grand revelations. I'm really behind in work, so I have to make this short, but I'll write again very soon to fill in the details... just to give an overview - I"ve been robbed, ripped off, sick, overworked, and still quite lonely for the last couple weeks. I think I should cool off-hopefully something good will happen soon. As of now, I'm basically healthy finally, I"m safe enough, and I"m truly doing fine, I just have a sour taste left in my mouth from the quinine. Sorry for this downer of a letter, but just wanted to let you all know I'm alive!

Much love!