Out of Commission Again – Just Like That

Yesterday morning while half-asleep I turned my head from right to left and I felt it. It was 5:00 AM.and the world starting spinning. It was not as bad as it has been, but I recognized right away it was vertigo. I thought about taking medication, but it fills me with lethargy and I hoped to shake it off by being very careful of my head movements – side-to-side and up-and-down.

I spent the day moving very gingerly through the day. I thought I was doing well, until my husband stopped at my chair and I looked up at him. I could feel the world start to move around me. I was able to prepare dinner with his help any time that bending over was required.

Last night I opted to take the medicine knowing it would make me sleep for a long time. I woke this morning at 7:00 AM, spoke to my daughter at 7:30 AM and by 9:00 AM I fell asleep in the chair with my coffee cup in my hand. I retreated to the room with the recliners, propped myself up with pillows and fell fast asleep. There I remained until 2:00 PM.

I woke to a quiet house. Made myself a sandwich as I remembered hubby went for a violin lesson. He has cleaned up the kitchen and run the dishwasher. The only big decision I will make today is whether or not I take more medication before going to bed tonight. It is a simple over-the-counter non-drowsy medication – Dramamine – but this is how my body reacts.

I blame myself. I was just thinking the other day I must be ‘cured’ because it had been so long since I had an attack. Serves me right for thinking such things.

Don’t let the universe hear your mindless uttering.