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Well, I thought I was going to get by unscathed in adjusting to altitude this time. I wasn’t struggling with headaches, cramping, shortness of breath, migraines, or any of my other normal altitude adjustment complaints. But this time I got surprised by a new symptom I had not experienced before- an inner ear infection. Apparently, (according to google!) it’s not all that uncommon to have this issue when adjusting. Mind you, a two week vacation is not going to cause much harm- it’s after a month and then into the second month that it sneaks up on you! I wasn’t exactly sick, but the ear infection caused debilitating dizziness that caused serious nausea and left me plunked on the couch for more than a week. I guess it’s a blessing in disguise that I haven’t landed a job yet because I don’t think they’d appreciate it much if I had taken a week off of work when I just started! Being a bit of a health nut, I was determined to try to kick this thing without antibiotics. It’s taken a little longer, but it finally seems to be working. So tonight, I am finally able to walk around the house without stumbling and holding onto anything I can grab. I actually did the dishes tonight and I finally feel slightly useful again. Also, thanks to the kindness of Dr. Anderson at Integrity Chiropractic, he adjusted my neck today which is also an excellent way to drain a pesky ear infection. Now I’m back on the job hunt and looking forward to spending a healthy number 31 birthday on Sunday. :)


  1. So glad to hear you are on the mend. And Stephen and I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday. Bet it will beat the one you spent here. You will have to have an extra slice of cake….for the one you didn’t get on your 30th. Again, glad you are home and doing better.

  2. glad you’re feeling better and best of luck in the job search–I’m sure you’ll find something very soon!

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