The Intrepid Traveler: Machu Pichu, Here I Come!

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August 2010 065

From the travel journal of Gina Barbaro
Entry #1: Planning my trip to Machu Pichu, Peru

Having had a shunt implant just one year ago, I still had lots to learn about Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH). What limitations might it present for me? Would I be able to travel as I like? Where I want? These were realistic questions for me to contemplate. Although I am doing well at sea level in Baltimore, Maryland, where I live, I wondered if any symptoms would return during an anticipated vacation to Machu Picchu, Peru, where the altitude is 8000 feet. I also wondered if I would be more prone to altitude sickness. (more…)