July 27, 2000
My wife has been feeling dizzy and off balance to the point of nausea for the last couple of days. We thought it might have been an inner-ear infection or a flu bug of some sort, so she went to the doctor today to get checked out. The doctor said that it may very well be a bug, but it’s more likely a minor case of Ménière’s Disease. This condition occurs when small, otherwise inconspicuous bits of calcium get tangled up in the tiny cochlear and vestibular hair cells, causing a sensation much like motion sickness. Makes me wish I had a programmable nanobot to dive in and do a little auditory canal housecleaning.
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