The title sounds like I’m going for a world record or something huh? How many days can you stay on a Merry-Go-Round. Hopefully, I’ll be getting off soon!
Today is day 4 of slosh head and vertigo attacks. I was awakened again this morning with the sensation that I was moving. I took my mediation, and headed to the bathroom, hoping I could at least pee before the spinning started. As I was leaving the bathroom I called out to Stuart, he woke up and I said in a sing-song voice, “It’s Back!” He jumped out of bed, boy that man can move fast when he needs to. I’d made my way to the bed with my walker, when I let go of the walker and started to sit on the bed it felt like someone pushed me down! If I’m going to have a drop attack I’m glad I was already falling toward the bed!
I was in full spin at this point. Phenergan suppository time. I noticed the day before that staring at a fixed spot on the wall was not working, it just started moving and my eyes followed. This morning I started staring at something on my night stand, about 1 foot away, and closed one eye…this really helped. But I was so sick, the heat was engulfing me. The diarrhea started first. Then the vomiting. Luckily neither lasted long, but I feel like crap. My head hurts, I do not feel steady enough to walk unassisted. I’m so very tired, but can’t seem to sleep more than one hour at a time.
I weighed myself our of curiosity. I’ve lost over 5 pounds in the past few days. I promise I am staying hydrated and I am eating.
I emailed Dr. Kaylie just to let him know how different things are since I saw him just one week ago. Just a FYI, so he is aware. He wrote back, thanked me for the update and so sorry I am feeling bad. I know he wishes he could do more.
Stuart has a theory…and I’m wondering if he’s right. He thinks perhaps my pressure has built up again, and I just had a “blow out”. That would definitely cause these symptoms. But right now I don’t know what they could do about it.
Stuart talked to the ASL teacher and he said she sounded very apologetic and concerned. She understands my frustration but doesn’t know how to fix the situation. She said later the class does go to non-speaking, but I think by that time I’d be so far behind I would be lost. She admitted this class is set up more like a foreign language class and not a class for the deaf. We are going to look into a refund tomorrow.
Someone sent me links to a few on-line tutors who she worked with, and we think we will check them out. (thank you Antonia)
So that’s if for today.
Not a great way to celebrate Stuart’s Birthday! Him taking care of me….once again wiping my ass, holding my head as I throw up, cleaning every thing up, helping me to and from the bathroom, feeding me…..and he’s been working today and did some laundry. This Superman deserved a nice birthday. Luckily I gave him his gifts early. One I had to because he was about to buy it! The other, he got a massage at home yesterday…it was supposed to be a surprise, but he decided he was going to give that to himself…after I’d already had it set up for over a month! Going out to dinner is on hold. No cake. I wish I could have doted on him or a change. I’ll make it up to him. *wink*