Sunday, October 31, 2004

Vertigo!

Yup, I have vertigo! I can't sit up or walk without the entire room spinning! I've been like this since Friday. Last night I decided to take my life into my hands and drive myself to the emergency room. My neighbor was nice enough to take the kids tick or treating for me. Of course the other parental unit is on a temp duty assignment so I am running the show solo.

They set me up with a consult to make an appt. with ENT on Monday so hopefully they can see me right away. I've been plagued with sinus issues for as long as I can remember and have recently been having problems with my left ear. We're thinking it's all related in some way.

In the meantime a girlfriend of mine suggested an exercise that her ENT had her do. It involved turning my head from side to side. It didn't do much so I shook my head to see what would happen. It wasn't pretty. I quietly crawled back in my fetal position to wait for the room to stop spinning.

I can't really knit. It's difficult for me to knit laying down. Thank goodness for my laptop or I'd have hardly any entertainment...well except for trying to keep the boys occupied when I can't get up. I have a feeling it's going to be a long hour until bedtime!

4 comments:

Kimberly said...

The ear and dizziness are absolutely related.

Ear problems aren't always the cause of dizziness but they can and do cause problems.

I sure hope you are feeling better soon!

Please be careful.

Is there someone you can get to drive you to your appointement rather than you driving?

Kim said...

Thanks Kimberly!
My neighbor kept the boys so I could go. It wasn't far to drive and I'm feeling much better now :o) Still dizzy but no where near as bad!

knittygirl said...

Kim,
How are you feeling?
I also have had a history of nasty sinus/ear stuff, and was horribly dizzy last week. I've never been to a specialist yet, I'm interested to see what they tell you. Hope the world has stopped spinning so you can knit!
Kerry

Kimberly said...

Just checking back in on you. Hope you're getting better each day.