Eydie DeVincenzi on sun 25 jul 99
I will be in Denver for a meeting from Thursday July 29 till Sunday Aug
1st. Reservations have been made for me at the Adams Mark hotel on Court
Place (wherever that is in Denver). My free time is Friday after 12:30
till Friday whenever. I would love to visit one or two potters in Denver,
maybe share some dinner. I wiill bring a few of my little colored clay
pieces to show. I will not have a car, but I would assume that public
transportation can get me around adequately, yes?
For those who remember my bout with Altitude Sickness last year when this
meeting was in Breckenbridge, this year I am hopefully better prepared=21
Besides, I am told that Denver is not as close to Heaven and so should not
give me any problems. I wonder: would I get as sick heading DOWN 5200
feet towards the other Big H =3Cg=3E
Looking forward to meeting Denver Clayarters,
e=5Fdevincenzi=40compuserve.com (until July 28th)
301-681-0810 (till evening July 28th)
303-893-3333 (Adam's Mark Hotel)
Jeff & Melanie Boock on tue 27 jul 99
Altitude sickness is a bummer, but like someone else has already
said, you are significantly less succeptible at Denver's altitude
5280, vs. Breckenridge's at 9200 ft. Anyway, lots of water is really
key. No alcohol or caffeine.
If you're really worried about this you could ask your doctor for a
prescription of diamox for your trip. It helps to prevent altitude
sickness. I'm not sure how many days in advance you need to take it,
though. (couldn't get that out of my sleepy wife/RN)
Minturn, CO 7800ft.
This is copied from the Vail Valley Medical Center's Website:
High Altitude Health Tips
Reduce alcohol, caffeine and salty foods.
Drink 3 or 4 times more water than usual.
Get plenty of rest before and during your stay.
Take it easy! Your heart is working harder at this altitude,
so quit while you're ahead if you are tired.
Wear sunscreen -- you receive 30% more ultraviolet radiation
up here than at sealevel!
Wear sunglasses with ultraviolet protection even on cloudy or
snowy days. Your eyes can actually get "snow burn"
Eat high carbohydrate meals, limiting fat and protein, for
the first few days at altitude.
In winter, keep warm and dry, and be sure clothes are not too
tight or cutting off your circulation. Layering is best.
High Altitude Sickness Symptoms
High altitude sickness symptoms usually go away in a day or two,
but if you develop a worsening cough or feel like you have
fluid in your lungs -- see
a doctor immediately !
When in doubt , seek
medical help !
K. Hurt on wed 28 jul 99
As a former Denverite, let me add one thing, don't just drink a "fair"
amount of water, guzzle it. 10-14 8 oz glasses a day. Trust me and you
won't be altitude sick. Wait a day or two before strenuous activity, then
drive on top of Mt. Evans, you'll not regret it.
> From: Mason Batchelder
> To: CLAYART@LSV.UKY.EDU
> Subject: Re: Denver this coming weekend
> Date: Monday, July 26, 1999 11:58 AM
> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> Hi again ,
> The illness you experienced is real common at those altitudes and the
> visitors to those elevations have quite a number of vacation
> There are a number of things you can do and ask your doctor about it.A
> I recall from going to Anderson Ranch at SNOWMASS WERE:
> 1) DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
> 2) EAT LIGHT
> 3) DO NOT TAKE STRENOUS ACTIVITY SINCE YOU HAVE ALREADY PROVEN TO BE
> 4)GET SLEEP DON'T GET TIRED OUT
> 5)DRINK A FAIR AMOUNT OF WATER
> We were told this can be very serious and there are deaths related to
> do be careful.Denver is certainly high but not as high as you were ,but
> too ,is a mile up so be careful.
> Margaret Arial
> Have fun now!!!!!!!