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yalinda
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 7/21/2006 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
hi everyone i am back from Utah and i learned one very important lesson..... i can not breathe in 8,000 ASL altitude!   it was beautiful on mt snowbird at 11,000 ^^^^^^ 
 
i thought i was gonna die... for real.... the air was so thin and my lungs were dying!  instead of 7 nodules i thought i had 700 nodules.  plus it was like 112 * and the hotel had no airconditioning! 
 
so i am sooooooooo happy to be home.  dont get me wrong it was beautiful just not enought oxygen for me!  my room mates kept waking me up in my sleep saying i had apnea and sounded like i was dying..... so much for my sleep study that said i had none?  i think it was the mountain air so the last two days i slept on a patio in an adirondack chair so i could breathe. 
 
hope everyone is doing ok..... ~*yalinda

Ducky
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 7/21/2006 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad you are home safe and sound yalinda! Take a deep breath in... and exhale... ;)
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
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elcamino
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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 1744
   Posted 7/21/2006 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Never thought of the thin air being bad for people with lung problems, but it certainly makes sense.  I used to live out in Colorado, and come to think of it, Northern Colorado supposedly has the highest rate of respiratory disease in the country.  We lived in Fort Collins, and there were lots of senior citizens with oxygen tanks...  Glad you're home and breathing again.
 
elcamino
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan


cbrossman
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 191
   Posted 7/23/2006 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know, my house is at 7,800 ft and I regularly play near 12,000 ft. I kind-a like the way it feels.

that which doesn't kill you ... Craig

yalinda
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 7/23/2006 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
as always God Bless you Craig! it is just not my cup of tea i like density in my O2 ....... couldnt live like that in high altitiude.... i think it is something your body gets use to over time, kinda like -20* winters ...... you should have met me on snowbird! i did go to the top..... via lift hahahaha ~*yalinda

cbrossman
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 191
   Posted 7/23/2006 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I think you are quite right Yalinda. I tell new folks to the area that it takes 3 to 5 months for your body to adjust to the altitude, no matter how fit you are. And I've been riding and training at this elevation for many years now and find that I feel better every year.

conserving O2 ... Craig
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