Day 26: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Missoula #4: 4 miles
In the morning, it was raining. Which meant that Roger and Robert didn't have much incentive to start shooting their video. They offered me a full-works breakfast, but I chose just a bowl of cereal. Then we loaded all my gear back into the car, and Robert drove me back to the warmshowers house. Robert kept me entertained telling me about all the close calls he'd had with his health. Boy, I think we sounded like a couple of old nursing-home fogies.
Back in Missoula, I crawled into my sleeping bag, and was out like a light. Woke up after noon, waited for a break in the rain, and cycled back to the ER. This time, they approached it from the respiratory side. A CAT scan showed fluid around the heart and right lung, and the diagnosis was acute pleuropericarditis caused by either a virus or trauma (road shock?). Recommended treatment was rest, meds, and ibuprofen. I biked to the drug store in the rain, stopped at a fast-food joint on the way home, and hibernated.
They want me back next Tuesday. So I'll be lying low here for a few days.