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On the Road: Back in the Game

A sick reporter's best friend.
Photo by Ben Philpott/KUT News
A sick reporter's best friend.

So as we head into tonight's Fox News debate in Sioux City Iowa, let's go over what's happened in the past week:

And not your run of the mill, got a cold type sickness. This was a kind of can't-move, can-feel-the-heat-coming-off-your-head sickness that makes you think you'll never feel better again.
The kind of sickness that, for a few hours Monday night, made me think I was going to miss the Rick Perry bus tour. Which would have just stunk.

So, after summoning just enough energy to get out of bed, I found a local emergency clinic in Des Moines, and got some medicine.

Good news, it's not the flu. But it was some kind of chest infection. Now after three days of antibiotics and plenty of ibuprofen and cold medicine...I almost feel normal.

Anyone who travels for work knows how horrible it is to get sick on the road. This was no different. I'm just glad it happened before I got on the Perry press bus.

Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.