Friday, February 7, 2014

Jet Set... No Go?

What do you do when you're stranded 2 hours away from the greatest city in the world for a month in the dead winter?  That's the question I'm asking myself right now.  I have a genetic condition that leads to recurring spontaneous pneumothoraxes, which translates to random lung collapses due to bubbles on the surface of my lung.  Not exactly the greatest condition to have as a business traveler, is it?

Unfortunately, last Tuesday I had my first lung collapse in 3 years (the 3rd one in total), but, on the bright side, it was an incredibly minor collapse -- seriously, don't worry about it -- leaving me with my energy and sense of humor in tact.  To prevent this from happening again, I elected to go ahead and get surgery in Long Island, NY.  This means I can't travel home to Atlanta for at least a month.

This brings to mind many questions.  Where am I going to stay?  How am I going to work?  How will I make 5 days worth of clothing last an entire month?  How am I going to survive seemingly nonstop snow pummeling?  In the grand scheme of things, the last two are the least of my concerns... To say the least, this should be interesting.  Wish me luck.

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