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The Altitude

I always thought altitude sickness was just kinda made up. Well, now being in Arizona, I have definitely learned different. We are on the second level of our building, so we have to walk down a flight of stairs and then walk up another flight to get to our car (it is hard to explain, but you would have to see it know what I am talking about). I will admit Bill and I are out of shape. However, we can walk up a flight of stairs (even 2 (aff)) without getting winded. However, by the time we get to the top up by our car, we feel like we have had several corsets wrapped around us and tied as tight as possible. You cannot breathe. I have been so winded. The other thing we noticed (besides our ears popping all the time) is that our memory isn't as good here and that sometime we seem to get altitude headaches. I now have an appreciation for when people talk about altitude sickness and how it effects you. It really does.

Oh yeah, I apologize to anyone who has commented and I haven't gotten back to them. I'm on vacation. 🙂

10 thoughts on “The Altitude

  1. First of all, I totaly love your layout!

    I don't think I've ever heard anyone complain of altitude sicknesses, I know my ears pop when we are traveling up and down mountains…but that's it. :/ Hopefully you will get used to it soon!

  2. What is the altitude there? Here in Salt Lake we are about 4,000 feet or so. It's interesting to see the flatlanders come and adjust. 😉

  3. I honestly have not heard of altitude sickness until I read my blog. I, on the other hand, have not had this altitude sickness. I do get motion sickness though. Like in boats…

  4. I'll have to keep that in mind for when I finally make it to AZ! I've never been but I honestly had no idea that altitude sickness could affect you there!

  5. I always thought altitude sickness was that once you're at a certain height, you feel woozy, not when you work to get to that height. I've never really heard of altitude sickness, though I have heard of some people that have a fear of heights.

  6. In Chicago, we are about 400 ft. In Sedona, we are about 4500 feet. However, I think we have been up to 7,000 ft while we were here. 🙂

  7. There was one vacation that I had taken… I went to the top of this statue sitting ontop of a mountain. My nose started to bleed and it did not stop until I was able to get back down to the bottom of the mountain. Definitely not the best way to get involved in your vacation!

    Hope you’re enjoying yourself!!

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