In today’s blog from Angel Fire, NM, I’d like to discuss the perils and pluses of altitude and acronyms. Quite a heady topic isn’t it? FWIW (for what’s it worth) this all started when I was researching “altitude adjustment”. No, I didn’t mistype those words. It is not attitude adjustment.
What I found seemed to be coded in acronyms…like crazy. Whoa…HOAS (hold on a second). I didn’t want to learn a whole new language. I just wanted to find out how to adjust to this high altitude of 8,400 feet. Boy, did I feel like a LSR (loser)!!! I mean, how come I didn’t know these acronyms?
Taking a deep breath I started in reading…and reading…and reading. FWIW (for what’s it worth) if I was a fraidy cat I’d leave this place pronto! You can really have some serious health issues at high altitudes. Not to mention this learning a new code/language thing!
I discovered that the medical name for any unusual symptom that you might be experiencing since achieving high altitude is AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). I counted the symptoms that I’d been experiencing: lightheadedness and rapid shallow breathing…without exertion. I had also noticed LOVE (loss of valuable energy). I wanted to know how long it was going to take me to adjust. After all, I didn’t want to leave this cool weather and beautiful views of the mountains.
Oh, OT (off topic), you also need to wear a hat, sunglasses and use sunscreen because you are so much closer to God, Heaven and the Sun.
BOT (back on topic), If you discover that you have AMS (see above) you must be aware of other health issues that might appear. Such as HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) and HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema). It doesn’t matter if you are a MorF (male or female)!
Well, shoot…HAFE, JAFE, SMAPI (High Altitude Flatus Expulsion, Just Another Freakin’ Engineer, Simple Messaging Application Programming Interface). I just wanted plain English. Would I be able to adjust to the altitude?
The answer was yes, after a few days or possibly weeks I should feel normal. I suppose that has nothing to do with the fact that I haven’t felt normal…ever!
I now have MOTB (massive overload of the brain) which in turn sets off the symptoms of HAFE (please see above) and that’s not a pretty thing in a crowd!
I tell you all this because U2 (you too…not the band) could experience these symptoms should you decide to RV (do I have to tell you what that acronym is?) in higher elevations. I guess the reason I’ve experienced this is because we were coming from sea level up to 8,400 feet. WU (What’s up or, because I’m really with it now…whassup) with that? The symptoms can affect you in various different ways such as communication with others, etc..
When the Pilot started to ask me a question, I held up my hand and said, “CTN (can’t talk now!).” He gave me a dirty look and I knew then that I had to GAL (get a life) and get back to speaking English! So, now I have a new habit that I need to break. TISNF (that is so not fair)!
Hello, hello? YT (you there)? I feel like I’m all alone as I try to fight this new addiction.
JTLYK (just to let you know)…we’ve met some wonderful people at this camp and they have kept us in laughter constantly. We’ve shared meals outside, our camp experiences and personal stories. This is how you learn and grow.
The campground had a pot luck supper Saturday evening and we got to meet everyone here and hear about their pets.
Kathy, who is a workamper, has a ferret. She rescues ferrets and we got to meet Harley and watch him dig a hole already started by Prairie Dogs. Ray and his wife have a parrot…and another bird. Roady (the parrot) loves to whistle at women as they walk by their RV. I’ve noticed some of the same women parading more than necessary in front of this RV.
Note to Self: Give quiet subtle hints to their husbands about complimenting them more.
I had to add Malibu who is part Bassett and part Lab. This goes to show you that there’s a pet for everyone.
So, there you have it. Another week on the road with beautiful views and interesting, eclectic people. In the meantime, let’s KIT (keep in touch). MMB (message me back) if you have any comments. Let’s keep it clean and not XXX (pornographic or otherwise inappropriate) now that you’ve learned a new language. You can thank me later.
Stay strong and steady with the wind always at your back as you travel down the road to your next adventure.
Until next week…keep creating Sentimental Journeyz in your RV.
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