OneDrive is the Black Hole of Cloud Storage!

This is not directly a photo post.  But, it deals with photographs—my archived collection of photographs.

When I started having hard drive crashes, and when that led to lost images, I started uploading my image files to cloud storage solutions.  One of those so-called solutions is Microsoft’s OneCloud.  Hey it sounded great!  15+ GB of storage…Wow!

But not so “Wow!”

Of the various cloud storage services I use, OneDrive is the WORST!  It is, I call, the BLACK HOLE of cloud solutions (problems)!

I had been uploading my image files, WHICH ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO ME, to redundant cloud storage offerings BELIEVING THAT I COULD EASILY RETRIEVE MY FILES ANYTIME!

LMAOBT!!!  What a joke!

OneCloud will upload great, and that 15+ GB space is awesome, BUT, try retrieving your files, and it is the worst fuctatiously-frustrating experience ever!  Those important image files that exist only out in the cloud are no longer retrievable!  Once the files have slipped over the OneCloud event horizon they are sucked somewhere deep inside the OneCloud black hole, and you know nothing escapes a black hole.

Well that is not totally true…I have a little luck downloading my image files that are less than 10 MB, but when attempting anything larger, my downloads fail!  This does not happen sometimes, it happens all the time!

I watch the Internet speed and it fluctuates, and often drops to 0kbps, and I believe Microsoft puts some ridiculous ‘time-out’ limit so that downloads fail very often.  

So, if you don’t have ultra-fast Internet, what are you to do?

I do not have this problem with…

DROPBOX

MEGACloud

or,

Gmail’s GDrive

THEREFORE, I assume it is not necessarily a problem with my Internet, it is probably a problem with the design of the OneCloud.

No matter what, I’m NOT HAPPY about this!  I put image files in the Cloud because I don’t have the physical storage space to hold the files.  AND, there is all the hype about cloud storage being so awesome.  Well, it isn’t awesome if the cloud storage is the BLACK HOLE of cloud storage like OneCloud.

I just hope I have duplicate files on my MORE RELIABLE cloud storage services of the hundreds of image files I trusted to put on OneCloud….Dirty-Bastards!

ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #290

Title:  “ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #290.”

Creation Date: 17 Aug 2016.

“ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS” SERIES.

Series Years:  2015 – 2016.
SERIES DESCRIPTION:

This is a collection of nighttime, time-exposure, light streak photography.  There is something about nighttime photography that I really like:  it allows me to make light fluid and I can make it twist and turn however I wish to get the effect I want.  There are some happy accidents too with this kind of photography. 
LOCATION:

All of these photographs were created in Penang, Malaysia.
Photography Genre:

  I would classify this as something I call, “Active (or Fluid-Light) Abstract Expressionism Photography.” 
Copyright 2016 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

NO UNAUTHORIZED USE!
● MY IMAGEKIND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS GALLERY LINK:

http://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-LIGHT-STREAKS-290_art?imid=a9c5dbb6-cfaf-420a-8b84-ade36786fe3f
Imagekind Art Photo 1,960.  
TAGS:

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HELP! – DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE AWARENESS

My conceptual photo above seems to be too controversial for some Stock Photo Libraries.  Apparently, real social and medical problems cannot be conceptualized in photos and submitted for inclusion in some libraries, EVEN THOUGH, a major problem like suicide is the 10th biggest cause of death in the US!  Isn’t it important to disseminate information and perhaps, graphical representations of these problems, to bring some awareness… some SHOCK to make people aware?  I think so.

Additional Facts About Suicide in the US

  • The annual age-adjusted suicide rate is 12.93 per 100,000 individuals.
  • Men die by suicide 3.5x more often than women.
  • On average, there are 117 suicides per day.
  • White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2014.
  • Firearms account for almost 50% of all suicides.
  • The rate of suicide is highest in middle age — white men in particular.

Source:  https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/
Well, if I can’t add my photo to the Photo Libraries, then at least, I can publish it here.

● If you notice anyone you are close to showing signs of extreme depression, withdrawal, emotional pain, verbal cues about wanting to cause themselves harm, then don’t ignore it…believe me, some intervention is most necessary!


ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #289

Title:  “ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #289.”

Creation Date: 15 Aug 2016.

“ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS” SERIES.

Series Years:  2015 – 2016.
SERIES DESCRIPTION:

This is a collection of nighttime, time-exposure, light streak photography.  There is something about nighttime photography that I really like:  it allows me to make light fluid and I can make it twist and turn however I wish to get the effect I want.  There are some happy accidents too with this kind of photography. 
LOCATION:

All of these photographs were created in Penang, Malaysia.
Photography Genre:

  I would classify this as something I call, “Active (or Fluid-Light) Abstract Expressionism Photography.” 
Copyright 2016 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

NO UNAUTHORIZED USE!
● MY IMAGEKIND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS GALLERY LINK:

http://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-LIGHT-STREAKS-289_art?imid=a6dc1021-164f-4387-80a6-55727dbba505
Imagekind Art Photo 1,959.  
TAGS:

#1-percenters, #abstract-expressionism, #Ankylosing-Spondylitis, #battleship-galactic, #Bilderbergers, #blue, #Bohemian-Grove, #brain-waves, #bug, #butterfly, #centuries, #Centurion, #chaotic-otherworldly, #copper, #Cylon, #Depression, #digital, #electric-rectangular-mandala, #energized, #even, #fluid-light, #FLYING-ANT, #Free-Masons, #gold, #illuminati, #insect, #INSECTA, #I-Robot, #Johnson, #Knights-Templer, #light, #LOTUS, #lowlightphotography, #Malaysia, #masonic-art, #Morningstar, #moth, #mystical-art, #Nawfal, #New-World-Order, #nighttime, #nighttimephotography, #No-way-out, #Nur, #Penang, #photography, #psychedelic, #purple, #red, #Secret-Societies, #silver, #streak, #symbiosis, #symmetrical, #symmetry, #urban-lights, #violet, #white, #yellow, #abstract, #light, #streaks,

Diabolicus Clownicus II

Title:  Diabolicus Clownicus II.

Creation Date: 11 August 16.

Series: SMOKE-ART.

Series Year: 2016.

Copyright 2016 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

Blog: smokephotographist.wordpress.com
☆ Fine-Art Prints Sales Site Link:

http://www.imagekind.com/Diabolicus-Clownicus-II_art?imid=523cf8da-cb82-4cd5-a6d6-08fb62059550

TAGS:

#Nawfal, #Johnson, #smokephotographist.wordpress, #Smoke-Art, #photography, #Ethereal, #soft, #cloudy, #calm, #lyrical, #blue, #black, #white, #abstract-EXPRESSIONISM, #grey, #grey, #yellow, #gold, #bronze, #gorilla, #burgundy, #yellow,

ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #288

Title:  “ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #288.”

Creation Date: 10 Aug 2016.

“ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS” SERIES.

Series Years:  2015 – 2016.
SERIES DESCRIPTION:

This is a collection of nighttime, time-exposure, light streak photography.  There is something about nighttime photography that I really like:  it allows me to make light fluid and I can make it twist and turn however I wish to get the effect I want.  There are some happy accidents too with this kind of photography. 
LOCATION:

All of these photographs were created in Penang, Malaysia.
Photography Genre:

  I would classify this as something I call, “Active (or Fluid-Light) Abstract Expressionism Photography.” 
Copyright 2016 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

NO UNAUTHORIZED USE!
● MY IMAGEKIND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS GALLERY LINK:

http://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-LIGHT-STREAKS-288_art?imid=86ae4d51-1099-4f7a-82e4-b313447de016
Imagekind Art Photo 1,957.  
TAGS:

#1-percenters, #abstract-expressionism, #Ankylosing-Spondylitis, #battleship-galactic, #Bilderbergers, #blue, #Bohemian-Grove, #brain-waves, #bug, #butterfly, #centuries, #Centurion, #chaotic-otherworldly, #copper, #Cylon, #Depression, #digital, #electric-rectangular-mandala, #energized, #even, #fluid-light, #FLYING-ANT, #Free-Masons, #gold, #illuminati, #insect, #INSECTA, #I-Robot, #Johnson, #Knights-Templer, #light, #LOTUS, #lowlightphotography, #Malaysia, #masonic-art, #Morningstar, #moth, #mystical-art, #Nawfal, #New-World-Order, #nighttime, #nighttimephotography, #No-way-out, #Nur, #Penang, #photography, #psychedelic, #purple, #red, #Secret-Societies, #silver, #streak, #symbiosis, #symmetrical, #symmetry, #urban-lights, #violet, #white, #yellow, #abstract, #light, #streaks,

ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #287

Title:  “ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #287.”

Creation Date: 9 Aug 2016.

“ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS” SERIES.

Series Years:  2015 – 2016.
SERIES DESCRIPTION:

This is a collection of nighttime, time-exposure, light streak photography.  There is something about nighttime photography that I really like:  it allows me to make light fluid and I can make it twist and turn however I wish to get the effect I want.  There are some happy accidents too with this kind of photography. 
LOCATION:

All of these photographs were created in Penang, Malaysia.
Photography Genre:

  I would classify this as something I call, “Active (or Fluid-Light) Abstract Expressionism Photography.” 
Copyright 2016 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

NO UNAUTHORIZED USE!
● MY IMAGEKIND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS GALLERY LINK:

http://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-LIGHT-STREAKS-287_art?imid=b85052d3-e022-4d9f-afc9-7aa6f85abdca
Imagekind Art Photo 1,956.  
TAGS:

#1-percenters, #abstract-expressionism, #Ankylosing-Spondylitis, #battleship-galactic, #Bilderbergers, #blue, #Bohemian-Grove, #brain-waves, #bug, #butterfly, #centuries, #Centurion, #chaotic-otherworldly, #copper, #Cylon, #Depression, #digital, #electric-rectangular-mandala, #energized, #even, #fluid-light, #FLYING-ANT, #Free-Masons, #gold, #illuminati, #insect, #INSECTA, #I-Robot, #Johnson, #Knights-Templer, #light, #LOTUS, #lowlightphotography, #Malaysia, #masonic-art, #Morningstar, #moth, #mystical-art, #Nawfal, #New-World-Order, #nighttime, #nighttimephotography, #No-way-out, #Nur, #Penang, #photography, #psychedelic, #purple, #red, #Secret-Societies, #silver, #streak, #symbiosis, #symmetrical, #symmetry, #urban-lights, #violet, #white, #yellow, #abstract, #light, #streaks,

ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #286

Title:  “ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #286.”

Creation Date: 9 Aug 2016.

“ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS” SERIES.

Series Years:  2015 – 2016.
SERIES DESCRIPTION:

This is a collection of nighttime, time-exposure, light streak photography.  There is something about nighttime photography that I really like:  it allows me to make light fluid and I can make it twist and turn however I wish to get the effect I want.  There are some happy accidents too with this kind of photography. 
LOCATION:

All of these photographs were created in Penang, Malaysia.
Photography Genre:

  I would classify this as something I call, “Active (or Fluid-Light) Abstract Expressionism Photography.” 
Copyright 2016 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

NO UNAUTHORIZED USE!
● MY IMAGEKIND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS GALLERY LINK:

http://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-LIGHT-STREAKS-286_art?imid=053c1eb2-29b3-48d3-abdb-41d90ed0e86f

Imagekind Art Photo 1,955.  
TAGS:

#1-percenters, #abstract-expressionism, #Ankylosing-Spondylitis, #battleship-galactic, #Bilderbergers, #blue, #Bohemian-Grove, #brain-waves, #bug, #butterfly, #centuries, #Centurion, #chaotic-otherworldly, #copper, #Cylon, #Depression, #digital, #electric-rectangular-mandala, #energized, #even, #fluid-light, #FLYING-ANT, #Free-Masons, #gold, #illuminati, #insect, #INSECTA, #I-Robot, #Johnson, #Knights-Templer, #light, #LOTUS, #lowlightphotography, #Malaysia, #masonic-art, #Morningstar, #moth, #mystical-art, #Nawfal, #New-World-Order, #nighttime, #nighttimephotography, #No-way-out, #Nur, #Penang, #photography, #psychedelic, #purple, #red, #Secret-Societies, #silver, #streak, #symbiosis, #symmetrical, #symmetry, #urban-lights, #violet, #white, #yellow, #abstract, #light, #streaks,

ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #285

Title:  “ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #285.”

Creation Date: 8 Aug 2016.

“ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS” SERIES.

Series Years:  2015 – 2016.
SERIES DESCRIPTION:

This is a collection of nighttime, time-exposure, light streak photography.  There is something about nighttime photography that I really like:  it allows me to make light fluid and I can make it twist and turn however I wish to get the effect I want.  There are some happy accidents too with this kind of photography. 
LOCATION:

All of these photographs were created in Penang, Malaysia.
Photography Genre:

  I would classify this as something I call, “Active (or Fluid-Light) Abstract Expressionism Photography.” 
Copyright 2016 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

NO UNAUTHORIZED USE!
● MY IMAGEKIND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS GALLERY LINK:

http://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-LIGHT-STREAKS-285_art?imid=e42b4f4d-4d0c-4979-bee6-850a9dec51f9
Imagekind Art Photo 1,954.  
TAGS:

#1-percenters, #abstract-expressionism, #Ankylosing-Spondylitis, #battleship-galactic, #Bilderbergers, #blue, #Bohemian-Grove, #brain-waves, #bug, #butterfly, #centuries, #Centurion, #chaotic-otherworldly, #copper, #Cylon, #Depression, #digital, #electric-rectangular-mandala, #energized, #even, #fluid-light, #FLYING-ANT, #Free-Masons, #gold, #illuminati, #insect, #INSECTA, #I-Robot, #Johnson, #Knights-Templer, #light, #LOTUS, #lowlightphotography, #Malaysia, #masonic-art, #Morningstar, #moth, #mystical-art, #Nawfal, #New-World-Order, #nighttime, #nighttimephotography, #No-way-out, #Nur, #Penang, #photography, #psychedelic, #purple, #red, #Secret-Societies, #silver, #streak, #symbiosis, #symmetrical, #symmetry, #urban-lights, #violet, #white, #yellow, #abstract, #light, #streaks,

ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #284

Title:  “ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #284.”

Creation Date: 7 Aug 2016.

“ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS” SERIES.

Series Years:  2015 – 2016.
SERIES DESCRIPTION:

This is a collection of nighttime, time-exposure, light streak photography.  There is something about nighttime photography that I really like:  it allows me to make light fluid and I can make it twist and turn however I wish to get the effect I want.  There are some happy accidents too with this kind of photography. 
LOCATION:

All of these photographs were created in Penang, Malaysia.
Photography Genre:

  I would classify this as something I call, “Active (or Fluid-Light) Abstract Expressionism Photography.” 
Copyright 2016 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

NO UNAUTHORIZED USE!
● MY IMAGEKIND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS GALLERY LINK:

http://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-LIGHT-STREAKS-284_art?imid=f5c40800-73b3-46b4-8c60-ded4ea8d6770

Imagekind Art Photo 1,953.  
TAGS:

#1-percenters, #abstract-expressionism, #Ankylosing-Spondylitis, #battleship-galactic, #Bilderbergers, #blue, #Bohemian-Grove, #brain-waves, #bug, #butterfly, #centuries, #Centurion, #chaotic-otherworldly, #copper, #Cylon, #Depression, #digital, #electric-rectangular-mandala, #energized, #even, #fluid-light, #FLYING-ANT, #Free-Masons, #gold, #illuminati, #insect, #INSECTA, #I-Robot, #Johnson, #Knights-Templer, #light, #LOTUS, #lowlightphotography, #Malaysia, #masonic-art, #Morningstar, #moth, #mystical-art, #Nawfal, #New-World-Order, #nighttime, #nighttimephotography, #No-way-out, #Nur, #Penang, #photography, #psychedelic, #purple, #red, #Secret-Societies, #silver, #streak, #symbiosis, #symmetrical, #symmetry, #urban-lights, #violet, #white, #yellow, #abstract, #light, #streaks,

ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #283

Title:  “ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS #283.”

Creation Date: 7 Aug 2016.

“ABSTRACT LIGHT STREAKS” SERIES.

Series Years:  2015 – 2016.
SERIES DESCRIPTION:

This is a collection of nighttime, time-exposure, light streak photography.  There is something about nighttime photography that I really like:  it allows me to make light fluid and I can make it twist and turn however I wish to get the effect I want.  There are some happy accidents too with this kind of photography. 
LOCATION:

All of these photographs were created in Penang, Malaysia.
Photography Genre:

  I would classify this as something I call, “Active (or Fluid-Light) Abstract Expressionism Photography.” 
Copyright 2016 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

NO UNAUTHORIZED USE!
● MY IMAGEKIND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS GALLERY LINK:

http://www.imagekind.com/ABSTRACT-LIGHT-STREAKS-283_DSC5596_art?imid=f393789b-96b6-4a4c-803d-c2db504756bb
Imagekind Art Photo 1,952.  
TAGS:

#1-percenters, #abstract-expressionism, #Ankylosing-Spondylitis, #battleship-galactic, #Bilderbergers, #blue, #Bohemian-Grove, #brain-waves, #bug, #butterfly, #centuries, #Centurion, #chaotic-otherworldly, #copper, #Cylon, #Depression, #digital, #electric-rectangular-mandala, #energized, #even, #fluid-light, #FLYING-ANT, #Free-Masons, #gold, #illuminati, #insect, #INSECTA, #I-Robot, #Johnson, #Knights-Templer, #light, #LOTUS, #lowlightphotography, #Malaysia, #masonic-art, #Morningstar, #moth, #mystical-art, #Nawfal, #New-World-Order, #nighttime, #nighttimephotography, #No-way-out, #Nur, #Penang, #photography, #psychedelic, #purple, #red, #Secret-Societies, #silver, #streak, #symbiosis, #symmetrical, #symmetry, #urban-lights, #violet, #white, #yellow, #abstract, #light, #streaks,

Ménière’s disease (MD) Part 2

Ok, so in the previous post, I explained a little about what I’m facing with Ménière’s disease.

I’m going to make this post short and to the point.

Now, I have this “thing”, so what am I going to do about it?

The best thing I can do is change my diet!  Yes, diet.  

  1. Get as much caffeine out of my diet as possible.  I need to keep good blood flow to my head, and caffeine does not help with that.  [“A 250 mg dose of caffeine has been shown to reduce resting cerebral blood flow (CBF) between 22 and 30%” (Cameron et al., 1990; Field et al., 2003; Lunt et al., 2004). ]
  2. Reduce my salt intake.  I can’t, and shouldn’t totally eliminate salt, as you need some sodium in your diet to live.  What I can do is not add any salt to foods, and reduce the intake of foods that contain lots of salt.
  3. Take vitamins that help with blood flow.  Do some research to see what vitamins may help.  I’m taking a B12 supplement:  it is supposed to help with some neuropathy related problems.  [“B12 supports myelin (which allows nerve impulses to conduct) and when this vitamin is deficient, has been suspected to drive symptoms such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, impaired gait, and sensation. Clinically, B12 may be best-known for its role in red blood cell production. Deficiency states may result in pernicious anemia. But what about B12’s role in psychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety, fatigue, and even psychosis?”  [Source: http://kellybroganmd.com/b12-deficiency-brain-health/ ]
  4. What else…not sure, but time will tell.

    Of course, I’m not going to let this new health issue deter me from going out and photographing, I just need to be more diligent.

    As far as Big-Pharma meds go, I already had a horrible experience with BETASERC and I will NOT be using any “poison” and truly untested drugs for this medical issue.  After three doses, I was having episodes of not being able to breath.  If you read the fine print on this med, it says that a Rare and Serious side-effect is breathing problems!  The side-effects of the medications prescribed are sometimes scarier than the problems faced by the disease.  Thus, I immediately stopped taking that med, and for now, I will give a change in diet and vitamins a chance.  

    Because there is no cure for Ménière’s disease, then the drugs usually prescribed won’t cure you!  Big-Pharma says these meds help, but if you suffer from serious and dangerous drug side-effects, then, what the Hell are these drug companies missing in their research?  There must be something!  If a drug has more potential harm than good, then why put it in your body?  

    That’s all for now.

    Ménière’s disease WTHE?

    Title:  A little sunlight behind VERY DARK, DARK, CLOUDS!

    Creation Date:  5 Aug 16

    Series:  CLOUD-ART.

    ●  This was the closest photo I could find to express my mood for the past week.  A little sunlight behind a massive DARK cloud.  Well, maybe my dark clouds of information (below) will be useful to someone else…I can hope.

    By the way, ‘WTHE’stands for ‘What the Hell Else’?  You know you are asking for a world of hurt when you even think that thought!

    Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)…Rheumatoid Arthritis…Osteoporosis!!!  Isn’t that enough?!?  No, obviously not.

    A little over a week ago, my ENT specialist came to the conclusion that now I also have Ménière’s disease!  

    » What is Ménière’s disease (MD)?!?
    Ménière’s disease is a rare disorder that affects the inner ear. It can cause vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss, and a feeling of pressure deep inside the ear.  1 in 2,000 people may have MD.
    So, yeah, I’m not feeling all that thrilled about…anything.  

    I have hearing impairment in my left ear—sounds now sound like discordant noise.  Music does not sound correct—not so nice.  Voices, especially a lot of them, are painful to listen to.  It is frankly a little difficult to understand what someone is saying exactly, unless I am nearby the speaker.  Forget about dogs barking, cats fighting, traffic noise, events blasting…it is sort of like auditory torture.  There is this never-ending tinnitus and the sensation of my head being stuck in an empty barrel.

    There is also the imbalance issue:  that seems to cause a low nauseam most of the time.  There is a pressure feeling in the ear too, and that feeling causes low-grade head pain.  

    The major problem that can occur with Ménière’s disease, well, besides deafness that is, is Vertigo!  Can’t wait!  (being sarcastic if you can’t tell).  Vertigo can happen anytime, and that is VERY dangerous because you typically end up falling to the ground due to total loss of balance, the worst drunken feeling EVER, and that, apparently, causes EXTREME nausea and vomiting…well…this can affect a Ménière’s patient for hours (perhaps 4 or more hours at a time), so I’ve learned.  

    Since my symptoms and diagnosis are relatively new, I’ve not had the ‘joy’ of a Vertigo attack…yet.  So far, a kind of constant bit of dizziness is where I’m at.  Maybe that is where the little bit of sunshine is coming from.

    Before I saw my ENT doctor, I was thinking that I may have Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED).  Why? Because of my Ankylosing Spondylitis:  about 7% of AS patients have AIED.  Another (of the considerable) Vestibular diseases that can cause my symptoms is a tumor—an MRI scan would show that.

    Nevertheless, my ENT was fairly sure I now have Ménière’s disease.  Fantastic!  More diseases to own!  

    I’m pretty down about this…no kidding myself.  BUT HEY, look on the BRIGHT SIDE, right, it could be bilateral Ménière’s disease, affecting both ears.  From what I’ve researched, unfortunately, unilateral disease often starts affecting both ears at some point.

    Oh, and did I mention…there’s no cure for Ménière’s disease. 

    This disease tends to affect patients in many ways:  for example, I’ve read that it’s not a great idea to drive when having this disease.  I suppose riding a motorcycle or flying a plane is out of the question?  Well, what about walking about on your own?  What happens if you have a catastrophic vertigo attack?  SERIOUSLY!  Can you count on anyone having the common sense to help; or, will the crowd of curious spectators watching you having the attack…just watch, and then, “Move along folks, there’s nothing to see here!”  Are these the same concerns that other Ménière’s patients think about…I wonder…

    I guess there is nothing more to see here, but I just had this on my mind and maybe the information is useful to anyone else.

    Here is one site with some general information about MD…there are several more good sites, but data differs slightly from one site to another.

    http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Menieres-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx/

    Here is a website covering all sorts of Vestibular diseases, including MD:

    http://vestibular.org/understanding-vestibular-disorder/types-vestibular-disorders
    To better health:)