Day 1 in Suva

Got up at 5:30 this morning. Had breakfast and headed to the Labasa airport for my 8:45 flight to Suva. The flight only took 35 minutes, which is shorter than the cab ride from the Nausari airport where we land, to my hotel in Suva.

Got checked into the hotel by 10:35. Plenty of time to unpack, take a nice shower and dress for my lunch meeting with the GIFT doctors. Only the lunch was postponed to tomorrow because of government budget meetings. Both of the doctors I am meeting are in important official positions. One is Permanent Secretary of Health and the other is Deputy Secretary for Social Services. Have already had apologies from both with a reschedule for tomorrow at 1 p.m. This was not a problem for me as I also had some shopping which I can only do in Suva. So I did that today instead of tomorrow.

I plan to see another doctor while I’m in Suva for a check to see that things are progressing as they should be. I still cannot speak. Kind of hard to use the phone. I do feel much better than when I had pneumonia. Still have bronchitis and stress induced asthma. Want to be rid of both. The cough from the bronchitis seems to be what is keeping me from being able to speak.

Appreciate your prayers.