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.
- The Ride