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Annual Hadj, Update Again

Back in Baja Georgia... actually, I'm far enough south that the distinctions between Georgia and Florida are quite clear. Will stay overnight in Mother Mary's house with Ruthann (Joy!). This is a good thing for many reasons. One of them is that with the touch of Crud still bothering me, I can't get my right ear to equalize and it's throwing my equilibrium off. Sitting isn't bad, but walking becomes... interesting. No, really, officer, I've not had any alcohol to drink today.

The first burst of pressure equilization truly was a burst; I could hear the air screaching through my eustcian tube. It was loud enough to hurt. This is probably TMI for y'all, but it's really unusual for me. I do not normally have this problem. Still, it is good to be this much closer to home. We'll drive up to the ranch tomorrow. Not sure if Ruthie will stay overnight, but she might. We're probably due for another feed run for the livestock by now.

From the professional point of view, it was a great Congress. We accomplished an incredible amout of work, passing no less than nine position statements which put us on record as recommending certain things be the standard of care. Some of these will be used to effect legislation regarding the particular standards. Things like mandatory overtime (which can drive someone into enough sleep deprivation that judgement becomes impared), staffing ratios, and prevention of fires in operating rooms.

From a personal point of view, successful trip but not as successful as I'd hoped. Not bad considering events of the week before the trip. And I know the location of two camera/photography supply stores in N'Orleans now. Always good to know.

Right now, a hot tub is calling my name. Even through my un-equalized ear, I can hear it. I bet you can too.


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Apr. 10th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I would so join you in that hot tub if we were in the same location along with a hot tub.

Glad the congress was productive. American health care policy needs all the help in can get.

I know that whistling tube thing--distressing. Feel better soon.
Apr. 11th, 2005 08:05 am (UTC)
Thanks! Gotta chuckle at the crew of us, going through our own personal health incidents and sending each other what healing energy we can. There is strength in numbers!

Hot tub would have been interesting; wasn't a hot tub as in like a jacuzzi or a hot tub by a pool, was a tub in the bathroom with as hot of water as I got out of the hot water heater. Though I've shared those, too.

Ear is better this morning. Sometime through the night the pressure equalized, and fairly calmly too since I don't recall it happening. It's bouncing this morning, but equalizing. Gah. This is so not normal for me. I've never had this problem, and at one time wanted to be a pilot and was really pleased with my ability to equalize my ears easily. *sigh*
Apr. 11th, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm glad you're feeling sorta better.

Most bathtubs are too darn small to share.
Apr. 11th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC)
Feeling sorta better is it. Still coughing. Got back to the ranch OK. Right after dinner, our pump died. Could be something other than pump, but the end result is the same... we don't have water. Too dark out there to safely troubleshoot now.

That bathtub is certainly too small to share. THe one I have here is bigger... but no water. *sigh*
Apr. 11th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
Got water but a small tub...got a big tub but no water...got a pump but no electricity...it's always sump'in.

Ah, well. Feel better. I hope you have something bottled in the house that's drinkable.
Apr. 12th, 2005 06:40 am (UTC)
Always something potable bottled. Our electric co-operative is very good at restoring service in a timely manner, but we do occasionally loose power during severe electrical storms, much less during hurricanes. *G*
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