I’m here on Grand Cayman island in the Caribbean. We’re a bit southwest of Cuba — and actually not all that far from Costa Rica. The reason I’m here is for a business trip, so I’m with a bunch of my business partners from Costa Rica. We flew here yesterday (Friday) but because there aren’t any direct flights, we had to fly through Miami (in the process flying almost directly over Grand Cayman).
Overall, the trip was pretty miserable. I’d been back in Costa Rica for like 4 days and I was feeling awful the whole time. Very stuffed up and I had a rough time sleeping due to the allergies. My normal loratadine pills (ie, Claritin) were not working at all. Just a terrible week. Then the earthquake hit and my place has some relatively minor damage, but that definitely didn’t help my mood. Anyway, I have a very hard time flying when I have had sinus trouble over the previous few days. Occasionally, I get sinus headaches during the descent. I can only describe these headaches as the worst pain I have ever felt in my life — by far. I’ve broken a number of bones in my life along with some other painful experiences and nothing compares to these headaches. It feels like someone is stabbing a knife through your forehead. I’ve been told that sinus headaches are caused by blockages in air passageways in your skull and the expanding/contracting air causes the pain. Who knows if that’s right but, whatever the case, I got some slight headache pains, but I never got a full-blown one. THANK GOD. I was scared shitless during the second flight the entire time.
Anyway, here’s a pic:
(This island is nice)