OK the VA hijacked me! Again! I was all packed and ready to hitch up the trailer as I went to my final (previous) cataract surgery exam on Monday. By Thursday afternoon, again as I lay on the table I was really annoyed. I had to have emergency detached retina surgery, as a result of coming awake on the table during the previous surgery, due to them giving me the incorrect anesthesia. I never saw the VA act so fast to get a surgery booked! Anyway, it appears during the detached retina surgery, they had to use something called a buckle and a gas bubble. Therein lays the problem. Evidently, I cannot fly or drive at high altitudes for four to six weeks until this dang gas bubble naturally dissipates. To do otherwise can have some dire consequences . . . . . . . so I have been hijacked . . . . . again!
My concern is driving from South of Monterrey to highway 57 (quota). If I recall there are numerous mountain crossings that are well above 6000 to 9000 foot above sea level. Am I correct in this assumption? Does anyone actually know the various altitudes along the way? I never figured I would need to know this little tidbit of information. I believe that the average altitude would be around 6000 to 6500 foot south of Monterrey with a few spots of 6500 to maybe 9000 foot above sea level. Would that be about right? Does anyone know? Thanks for any input on this.
(This post was edited by robt65 on Apr 2, 2011, 10:12 PM)
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(Veteran) on Apr 2, 2011, 10:12 PM