Sunday was an interesting day.. a couple of the girls from Zanzi. wanted to do a safari so they were up and gone early in the morning.. the other two girls wanted to climb the ulurugu mountains a bit, so we said that we would show them up a little ways.. that was a bad idea on my part!!
I wasnt feeling the greatest when i woke up that morning and i hadnt had a good sleep either, but i figured it wasnt fair to send the other girls up while i sat at the motel..we didnt get very far because we couldnt navigate ourselves as well as we thought!! we ended up just sitting at the edge of a section of the river for quite a while.. once we got back down the mountain i had an awesome shower!! there was a shower head and everything.. i would have liked to just rest for a while, but i had a pair of pants at the fundi that i had to pick up in town..after i picked them up i had a short nap before going to jess’s to do de-brief.. i was continually feeling worse throughout the day, but it just felt like stomach cramps and i didnt think much of it..
i didnt quite last through the de-brief at Jess’s.. we started at 2pm and had lunch there which was fine..at about 5pm i couldnt sit there any longer so i went to lay outside for a while until it got dark, then i moved to the spare room in her house.. by the time de-brief was done at 7:30pm, i was about to pass out.. once everyone left, Makho took me to the hospital because the clinic was closed at this point.. i got some tests done but the results wouldnt be ready for 2 hours, so i had to go back to the motel to wait..i was still quite uncomfortable..once i made it back to the hospital to get the results i found out i haaaaaaadddd…………………………malaria!! can you believe it?! i think i mentioned before how another girl from my project had it earlier this month and she was the second one ever to get it with YCI.. or at least with YCI-Tanzania, i cant remember.. so what are the chances that two people would get it in one project!!
It isnt as bad as i had thought..its just like getting the flu in Canada.. so i got some medication and felt surprisingly better in the morning.. everyone else was travelling to Dar in the morning to either head home or begin their travels, but i was fine with staying another day in Moro. to rest. Since i felt so much better, Gina and I just decided to take it slow and go a bit later in the day to Dar. We left an hour and a half after the other girls on the bus and arrived at the hostel before them!!! Thats the crazy bus systems of tanzania for ya! The bus ride was quick, but i was exhausted so i decided to just rest in the room the rest of the day. We had to say bye to Mandy, Chelsey and Mel in the evening :(..everyone is going different directions now!