I woke up today feeling quite lousy & my hunch was right – I had the dreaded urinary tract infection (UTI). This is something people with quadriplegia & paraplegia often get. And when you do, it knocks the crap out of you. I’m glad I’m sick or else I was going soft. Fortunately my doctor gave me some antibiotics before I left for the trip & I had them ready to go & started loading myself up on them straight away. What does this mean for me? I feel exhausted, my body aches & I just generally feel like crap.
Lucky it was a rest day today. I took it really easy, and just caught up on a few emails & facebook. Linda is doing most of that so it takes a huge amount of pressure off me. I’m starting to feel a bit better now as I write this, thankfully as we have a huge day tomorrow – flying from Wollongong to Caboolture.
While Linda & I stayed at the accommodation in Kiama, the rest of the team went to the Illawarra Regional Airport & got the chance for a private tour of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Museum (HARS). Highlights for them were sitting in the F111 & speaking to the last pilot who flew the aircraft. They also got to sit in first class seating of the Super Constellation “Connie” (see photo below). There is so much going on there with Wings Over Illawarra on tomorrow, which we won’t be able to attend as we need all the daylight we can get to get up to Caboolture – we are on a mission.
We all got back together at night & getting ready for a very early start tomorrow.
Over & out,