End of Week 161 – Trying to Focus…


I wish to acknowledge this historic week, as provided by SCOTUS.  I support both decisions (the health care decision and the decision for marriage equality).  The marriage decision in particular is long overdue.

Ok, I’ve found a new tool for weight loss.  It’s called Vertigo.  Dizziness leads to nausea leads to not eating.  Woke up with vertigo Thursday morning.  Today is Sunday and I’m 4.5 pounds lighter than I was on Thursday.  I’ve been drinking a lot of water, so I’m not sure how much of the loss is water weight, but I’m sure some of it will return once I’m no longer dizzy.

I’ve never had vertigo before.  It is extremely difficult to focus on writing since looking at the computer screen, or even the keyboard, is almost impossible. It is also very difficult to walk or change body positions at all.  There is no way I can drive, so there is no way to get to the gym; and even if I got there I can’t perform the exercises without falling down or getting sick.  I missed two days of work with this.  I’m still dizzy, but fortunately I am scheduled for vacation this coming week.  I may change some of it to sick time depending on how I feel, but at least I was supposed to be off no matter what.

I’m on a med called meclizine (I think).  Have not seen much improvement so far.  I looked up some corrective exercises that are supposed to get the inner ear particles back where they belong.  Tried doing them.  Not much improvement.  It may be an inflammation of the inner ear, but I’ll have to see the doctor on Wednesday before I know if that is the case.

As humans we take a lot for granted.  Like standing upright.  I never thought I’d be in a position where it is difficult to stand.  I feel like I’m falling off the edge of the world.  When we look at something we expect it to remain in place, or at least move only in an expected fashion.  My whole world is spinning clockwise.  When I walk I look like I’ve had too much to drink.

It has been four days and I really thought there would be some improvement by now.  Well, for now I need to get away from this computer (I’m having to type most things twice anyway since being dizzy is not conducive to hitting the correct keys), and rest my senses; let things calm down for a bit.  This truly sucks!

Until next week….


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