A live update from the trip I’m on…it really stinks to be sick, but at least I’m sick in a comfortable place.
You may have noticed that posting has been delayed and more limited this week. That was not the plan, but I’ve been sick…something hit me very hard.
On Sunday I was fine. On Monday things turned bad, fast. I want to blame the manti (a Turkish, dumpling-like pasta dish), but this could have been a virus I picked up long before that only manifested itself later. But whether it it was food poisoning, a virus, or something else, I’ve been very sick.
I won’t describe the symptoms, but let’s just say I’ve been too dizzy to get out of bed, yet nature has forced many trips to the restroom.
All of this from the Four Seasons Bosphorus in Istanbul, one of my favorite hotels in the world that I returned to this year after a great stay last year.
It’s really sad to be sick when you’re staying in a lovely city and in a lovely hotel. I’m not taking advantage of any amenities like breakfast, the spa, or the the beautiful patio overlooking the Bosphorus or finding new coffee shops in this amazing city.
At the same time, I can’t think of anywhere other than home I’d rather convalesce than in a five-star hotel. I’ve had no appetite at all, but whenever I need anything, I just have to call room service. The bed is comfortable. The room cold. There’s plenty of water (which I cannot even keep down now). I’m sleeping a lot…and hoping this will soon pass.
You could say I am not totally lost…I’ve still mustered up the energy to type this out. But let’s hope that whatever is in me will quickly dissipate.
In the meantime, I’m thankful for my Four Seasons convalescence hospital.