I woke up with a headache after not having slept well again.
Why I can't sleep in an expensive resort is beyond me, but we'll
find out before the end of the day.
We have a noon appointment for "the pitch" where they will try to
sell us a time share in this resort. We both agree that we are
really not interested. But it really does sound appealing. After
discussing it with them for two hours (it was supposed to be a
90 minute pitch), they let us take a lunch break to think it over.
The problem is that you must sign up today in order to get all
these other extra benefits. It's really the additional benefits that
are most appealing, because they include big discounts that might
help us on our present trip. I really hate being railroaded into
making a quick decision.
I can't even eat my lunch. It has nothing to do with the time share
pitch ... I am just physically ill, and I don't know why. My headache
is getting worse. During lunch, I got another phone call ... the missing
paperwork, which I sent off the day after Disneyland last week, was
filled out incorrectly. I'm not sure exactly how to fix it, but I have
to fill it all out again, have it notarzied, and send it in again.
And they won't tell me how to fix it ... I have to supply some numbers,
it's a security feature. I understand the necessity of it. But,
what a bother!
It takes another hour before we got them to sign us out without a
commitment. Meanwhile, the concierge found a chiropractor so I can
get some treatment for a neck that won't move, a headache, and
persistent nausea. David Hart at Hart Family Chiropractic in Sedona,
928-282-8493, was a real life saver. In addition to fixing my neck,
he diagnosed that my headache and nausea were caused by low blood
sugar and dehydration. Sedona is at 4500 feet and the effects of the
sun here are more pronounced than they would be at our sea level home.
Dr. Hart also suggested some short-term remedies and some longer term
strategies for dealing with low blood sugar. Short term, eat some
raw nuts and drink some pure juice. This will get some protein and
good sugar into my system. Longer term, the same as we've heard all
along from our doctor at home ... balance the carbs with protein,
eat smaller meals more often, and stay hydrated at the higher
After some pain killers and some Emetrol (an anti-nausea remedy) we
found at Walgreens, I started to feel better. We also found a health
food store that carried some good juice; we also stocked up on
I regained my appetite about four hours later, around 10 pm. Dr. Hart
actually called me on my cell phone to see how I was doing. Since we
had wasted a day with time share pitches and illness, we decided to
stay around Sedona one more day. This proved to be a great decision,
as Wednesday was much more pleasant than Tuesday was unpleasant.