I was not in great shape for flying home on Thursday : had a scratchy throat and runny nose. But my sinuses felt very clear and I didn’t feel too bad (always a relative term). Even so, there I was, sitting in seat 12D on the full plane as we pushed back from the gate, thinking ‘What have you done? What if your ears cannot handle the flight? Well, it’s too late now! ‘. So going up actually felt fine, but it seems to me coming down to land is harder on one’s ears. I felt one or two stings as my eardrums adjusted to the air pressure .. and I was very happy when we finally touched down. Yay! We made it! I made it!