I've been hearing some complaints lately that it's frankly becoming a little annoying to see us happy, healthy, relaxed and having fun all the time. Well, we put a stop to all that silliness with a trip to the emergency room on Monday here in St. John.
The trip was prompted by my increasing inability to breath over the course of the weekend. I thought it was asthma related, but when my rescue inhaler failed to help I realized I needed some medical attention quickly. It reinforced how much longer it takes to get somewhere when you're going there by boat.
Apparently Mondays at the clinic here are the busiest days (plus it was a full moon which brings out the crazy in everyone and increases traffic at the clinic) but you can't plan for these things so we spent much of the day there. Diagnosis: some random inflammation of the lungs from some unknown irritant. We left with prescriptions that require abstaining from alcohol and staying out of the sun and instructions to come back if I still can't breathe in a week.