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Date: Sat, Oct 17th, 2009
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Back in Jonesborough.
My brother and mother (they live in western PA) picked me up on Saturday, the 10th. Judy drove up on Tuesday (13th) and we drove home on Thursday (15th).
Things didn't get any better while in western PA. Aches and feeling too tired to move, along with the nausea, didn't make for a good visit. The only time I really slept well was during the afternoon. I had no interest in food. Nothing really tasted good. The only exception was frosted raspberry Pop Tarts. Go figure.
I did call my doctor in TN and made an appointment for Friday (16th).
I'm glad I didn't try and force the issue and try to hike on to Port Clinton. The weather turned bad. Cold, rain, and windy for the last week. It would have been like my hike over Roan Mtn earlier this year.
My doctor likes to hike too. He section hikes on the AT for a week each summer so he understands the hiker mentality. He's treating me, at least initially, for Lyme Disease. If I'm not feeling any better by the middle of next week, he'll look at some other possibilities.
Not much else to do now but take it easy and wait. Updates as they occur. Take care. Dave
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The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is more than 2,175-mile long footpath stretching through 14 eastern states from Maine to Georgia. Conceived in 1921 and first completed in 1937, it traverses the wild, scenic, wooded, pastoral, and culturally significant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Learn more: www.appalachiantrail.org