I could still not stand up today, but had to crawl everywhere on all fours. I hadn't found a position to lie in that alleviated the pain so had only gotten fitful sleep during the night. Luckily the radar and AIS alarms remained silent so I didn't have to get up on account of that.
I was very happy to have the SSB and Pactor modem in order to communicate. The morning SSB weather with Chris Parker showed little change in the weather systems, my goal was still to get south posthaste and only then worry about getting east. I had e-mailed a few friends to report my precarious status and how nice it was to see the assistance I got. I was able to send a list of my onboard medications to a doctor to see which of them I should be taking (I'd also checked out my symptoms and condition - read my blood pressure, took my temperature and pulse, no blood in stool or urine, checked my blood oxygen level and glucose levels and all of those were within tolerance). Another friend had checked with the Turks & Caicos since I could possibly bail out to there and be there within 2 days. But the T&C were not an options for me as I had never been there before, knew that the waters were shallow and potentially difficult and I had no charts at all for them. In addition, I didn't know what sort of medical assistance I would get there and finally if I were OK I'd be hundreds of miles further west than I needed to be for the next step of the trip.
Cooking anything was out of the question so I ate apples, oranges and hardboiled eggs plus a sweet chewy granola bar for dinner.

main cabin sea berth Since the boat was heeled over by quite a bit while under sail, I didn't use my bed but made myself comfortable on the settee on the downwind side.
(2020-01-31 22:43:48 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/200s] ISO 64)
main cabin sea berth
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