Sunday, September 2, 2007

Back from South America

Returned yesterday from skiing on six mountains, scoring some memorable descents, taking lots of pictures (to be posted), and carrying a definitely not pleasant respiratory bug now being subdued by modern pharma thanks to a great new medical service, Penn Urgent Care.

One lesson from this trip is that if it feels worse than a typical cold, it could be or become pneumonia, and that the lowered blood oxygen from the condition doesn't mix with high-altitude steep skiing. (Low oxygen is supposed to affect first basal ganglia circuitry involved in complex motor decision-making). A big bruise on my left shin proves the point.

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