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RE: No Subject
I wouldn't recommend it either!! I pulled the same trick a few years ago.
Luckily, I had time to stop at the dr. on the way out of town and had the meds
to take all week. But... I fell twice, once flipping completely over (360)
with my pack on, felt awful, finished the hike with a feaver blister the size
of Alaska on my upper lip. Not a fun week on the AT. Ah the hiking life...
From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of ILFltlndr@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 1996 1:02 PM
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Subject: Re: No Subject
Good Luck Dwayne!
If it's any consolation: Once when I was ready to leave from home for the
trail, I got really sick the night before with a fever and sore throat. No
time to go to the dr. and no chance of me staying home and not going hiking!
I pawned some antibiotics off of my daughter by begging. She didn't really
want to give them up. There were only about a dozen tablets too at most. I
started by taking a whole one, and after that only took 1/2 a one. We got on
the trail and stayed 4 days; and by the time we started hiking my husband had
it too. We both felt miserable. One thing good about it, all the deep
breathing helped keep the congestion to a minimum in our lungs, and all the
humidity too. It rained
a steady drizzle at least 2 of those days. We survived, but did cut our hike
short by a day and did some sight-seeing. When I got home I went to the dr.
because it had all settled in my ear. Other than that were okay. I won't
advise anyone to do what we did--hike the trail when you know you've got a
fever--but it was just one more amusing experience I can remember.
So, go out there and do it! You'd be miserable at home too!