my hand was really swollen when i took this photo.

i was strangely giddy all of friday, and free of pain. i managed to fall asleep, and woke up early, but feeling fine. a couple of friends are staying with me, and we walked up to the market to get something to eat and see annabelle (the friendly witch). i saw a friend with verbal diarrhea and made the mistake of starting a conversation--i started to get dizzy and told him i had to eat something right then. it took me a while to get something to eat and i gobbled it up, which was a bad move. i started to feel better, but then got so much worse. i had to walk home as quickly as i could and swallow a handful of advil.

my entire body was in shock. ugh. it was awful, and i wanted to lie down and die. i don't remember the last time i hurt so badly. plus, they gave me the tetanus shot in my right arm and the cut is on my left hand--there is no comfortable sleeping position.

i felt better after a while. and i felt good enough today to go to the slides. love the slides.