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09:16 AM ET 08.20 | The truest sign of a full recovery from vertigo won't come until his first exhibition game, but Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller has proclaimed himself free of symptoms and set for training camp next month. Hiller resumed skating July 10 at Francois Allaire's goaltending camp in Hiller's native Switzerland after 21/2 months of rest. The goalie, whose 2010-11 season was wrecked by the symptoms that first surfaced in February, has been facing shots in goal for the past few weeks.

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August 20, 2011  09:19 AM ET

Too bad the Nux don't have a goalie that's not dizzy.

August 20, 2011  09:35 AM ET

I worked with a guy who had vertigo and it kept coming and going. He seemed to have an episode every time there was going to be a big project. It was hard to feel sorry for him, but I know it can be a real problem. You'd think that someone would have figured out what causes it and how to cure it.

August 20, 2011  11:11 AM ET

I'm not

August 20, 2011  11:15 AM ET

Or you could go this way

August 20, 2011  11:18 AM ET

"Hiller free of vertigo"

That is great news! He will have some recurrences when he least expects it, though, but they won't be as intense and will diminish over time. All bets are off if he takes a shot to the nuggin though.

August 20, 2011  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I worked with a guy who had vertigo .... It was hard to feel sorry for him .... You'd think that someone would have figured out what causes it and how to cure it.

That is the real problem. Nobody understands much about what the sufferer goes through. Not that anybody is looking for sympathy but a little understanding would go a long way. There's no cure for vertigo and/or labyrinthitis (a similar condition) because it involves the inner ear. Drugs cannot reach it and surgery doesn't help. Both conditions are very debilitating. If you know anyone with either, cut them some slack.

August 20, 2011  11:31 AM ET

I only experienced it once when I was on top of the CN tower and looked down. It was a panic that kind of froze me up, I wonder if that's what he felt.

August 20, 2011  12:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I only experienced it once when I was on top of the CN tower and looked down. It was a panic that kind of froze me up, I wonder if that's what he felt.

Crazy thing is, once you have these conditions, you don't have to be in a high place to experience an attack. You can be on terra firma and be hit with it without any warning. I was in traffic once and barely managed to pull over to the side of the road. You break out into a cold sweat as evrything starts spinning around you and, of course, your stomach feel funny and you often throw up. Best thing is to lie down in a cool place with a garbage can nearby (just in case) and close your eyes until it passes. The only thing that helps is cold presses to the forehead and motion sickness pills.

August 20, 2011  12:17 PM ET
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Best thing is to lie down in a cool place with a garbage can nearby

Will the desert do. Trouble is if you lay down the vultures start circling :)

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August 20, 2011  03:37 PM ET
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Will the desert do. Trouble is if you lay down the vultures start circling :)

I'm not sure the desert qualifies as a nice, "cool place" Shiprock. Since I don't live out there, I don't know. It seems to me you have to worry about rattlers, spiders and scorpions long before the vultures get to you. No?

August 20, 2011  04:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I only experienced it once when I was on top of the CN tower and looked down. It was a panic that kind of froze me up, I wonder if that's what he felt.

Yeah I couldn't even tell you the view from the CN tower cause I couldn't look down. Plus the glass floor in the elevator added a nice touch for my anxiety to focus on. Plus the observation area was packed, shoulder to shoulder so it was pretty much a terrible experience.

August 20, 2011  05:04 PM ET
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Yeah I couldn't even tell you the view from the CN tower cause I couldn't look down. Plus the glass floor in the elevator added a nice touch for my anxiety to focus on. Plus the observation area was packed, shoulder to shoulder so it was pretty much a terrible experience.

Then go to the moving restaurant (urp)

August 20, 2011  05:07 PM ET
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I'm not sure the desert qualifies as a nice, "cool place" Shiprock. Since I don't live out there, I don't know. It seems to me you have to worry about rattlers, spiders and scorpions long before the vultures get to you. No?

How did you forget the Coyotes, this is a hockey thread :) Your're right no cool place.

August 20, 2011  06:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

How did you forget the Coyotes, this is a hockey thread :) Your're right no cool place.

Well better chance of being attacked by a dodo bird than seeing a coyotes fan

August 20, 2011  06:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I'm not sure the desert qualifies as a nice, "cool place" Shiprock. Since I don't live out there, I don't know. It seems to me you have to worry about rattlers, spiders and scorpions long before the vultures get to you. No?

I liked your comments Roam and nobody knows what any of these conditions are like unless you're going through them. We as people aren't robots and there are a million afflictions that could grab any one of us at any time.

August 20, 2011  06:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I'm not sure the desert qualifies as a nice, "cool place" Shiprock. Since I don't live out there, I don't know. It seems to me you have to worry about rattlers, spiders and scorpions long before the vultures get to you. No?

and then there's those cults that hide from the world while waiting for the sign that the apocalypse is upon us being a human sacrifice to the desert might qualify

August 20, 2011  07:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I hate when that happens..thats why i never look down.

And it's another reason to never go to To***to. :-)

August 20, 2011  07:32 PM ET
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and then there's those cults that hide from the world while waiting for the sign that the apocalypse is upon us being a human sacrifice to the desert might qualify

Just saying

 
August 20, 2011  07:35 PM ET

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