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July 27, 2000

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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.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

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