It’s six hours and counting until September 1st and I am down to the deadline for writing my second blog post for August. When I started my blog 50+ posts ago, I made it my goal to write two posts each month. So in spite of the vertigo that hit five days ago, this dizzy dame is going to post her second writing for August. I just realized that this is my first bout of vertigo since I started writing my blog. Now that is something to be thankful for since I used to get hit with it quite often.
The ear specialist I see for this condition tells me it is because I have “rocks in my head.” I always suspected that was the case, but when a doctor tells you, it must be true. Actually, the condition is called “positional vertigo”, meaning that whenever I change position, I get dizzy. Do you know how many times you change position in a typical day? It seems that the inner ear has a small canal filled with fluid and tiny crystals (rocks in the head) and sometimes the crystals migrate outside the canal and make you feel disoriented and “dizzy.”
A treatment called “Vestibular Rehabilitation” works to coax the crystals back into the ear canal where they belong. It consists of certain eye movements and exercises that can make you feel nauseous when you do them, but it you grin and bear it long enough, will help to restore balance. So on this absolutely picture perfect Labor Day weekend, when the whole world is enjoying the last hurrah of summer, I am stuck inside trying to regain my balance.
The good news is that since I can’t cook, I am enjoying lots of carry out items from local eateries. Yup, I still have an appetite for fast food. So this post will be short and sweet, so that I go back to my recliner and not move. Better days are ahead—and I pray they arrive soon.