I felt pretty crappy last night, but woke up feeling pretty good. I managed to keep down a bowl of porridge and we set off towards Phalpu. At first, I was feeling pretty good, but was super down on myself for not being with Seth. I kept wondering if we had just stayed at Sengephuk for another night, would I have been able to continue on? Because my issue was definitely not altitude. I felt just as horrible when at a much lower altitude as I did at the high altitude. But, I guess there's no real way of knowing.
Later on our trek I began to feel progressively worse and worse. I became so weak, my stomach was doing backflips, and I could barely lift my feet over the small rocks. I needed a full day of rest and I wasn't giving it to myself. So, then I revisited my thought about how I might be trekking with Seth to Dund Kund right now if we had just stayed another night at Sengephuk, also, if we had stayed another day in Jumbese maybe the trek to Phalpu would have been easier. I decided the pony idea was a bad one. The trails are too perilous. So many slippery rocks on trails that drop off the mountain. Anyhow, after about four and a half to five hours we finally made it to Phalpu. I feel like crap, but I'm drinking a lot of water. I'm staying at the Hotel Everest and I get my own bathroom, not shower, but at least I don't have to walk down the hall in the middle of the night. And if all goes according to plan, I'll see Seth tomorrow. I hope all goes according to plan!