Felt better today. Bob said we can go back out soon. I'm looking forward to it.
I've been reading about the expansion of The Sick Land. Mal geologists and paleontologists have studied the Green Zone and shown that it grows on a geological scale. It advances about an inch a decade. They can't study this stuff in the Yellow Zone, so they don't know how consistent it is over history.
The expansion is slow enough that there's no need to worry. The Sick Land is miles away from anywhere; it'll still be miles away ten lifetimes from now. They've been trying to get a fix on the advance, but with the effect the area has on technology, it's not working. I think they try to keep the expansion quiet to prevent panic. People don't really understand the distances involved.
I've been here for a while now. It's time to start getting on with some research.