Friday, January 14, 2011


Wednesday morning I woke up around 5am and went to the bathroom. When I laid back down I turned my head toward Mike and my world literally turned upside down. My life was spinning and spinning! And kept on spinning! It was so bad that I had to lay very still and not move. I finally was able to fall back asleep. When I woke up again, I tried to walk to the bathroom again, and almost fell over. Luckily Mike had the day off and was there. He caught me and helped me to make it safely to the bathroom. It was one of the worst days of my life! I couldn't walk anywhere by myself. I threw up several times (sorry for the yucky details) from the dizziness! I knew I needed to go the doctor, but there was no way I would be able to walk or ride in a car. Unless I was just laying on my back looking straight up, it felt like I had just gotten off the tilt-o-whirl. I hate that ride! Finally, during the night I was able to turn on my side without feeling like I was going to toss my cookies (except that I hadn't eaten any cookies. I barley ate anything!!!). Thursday I was still way dizzy, but I could at least walk by myself, with the help of a sturdy wall. Mike took me to the doctor. I felt like a 5 year old walking in there with my bowl, but I didn't want to throw up on their floor! :) Luckily I didn't throw up. Turns out I have fluid behind my inner ear that is causing vertigo. I got a shot in the butt, and some other drugs. I came home and slept for like 4 hours, and when I woke up, the world was only slightly spinning. In case you've ever wondered, vertigo is the worst thing ever!!!!! I hate spinny rides, and this is awful. I was planning to start the Couch to 5k this week, but... yeah, now I get to just practice keeping the couch company. At least I'm able to sit up now. This week didn't quite work out the way I'd planned. I had thought to have a cleaning night tonight - blare some music and clean the house top to bottom. That way we could just enjoy our weekend holiday. Instead? I guess now I get a date with Buffy, my couch, and the cutest puppy ever curled up beside me. I guess that's okay too. :) Just thought I'd let you know what's going on with me and say, I hope you have a better weekend then I'm going to! :) Don't worry, it will go away soon (I pray) and I'll be back on my feet in no time!


Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Sam - I have had the EXACT same thing and it is the WORST thing ever!! It was when I was getting up one morning and I was immediately dizzy, instant headache and instant nauseasnessj. I wouldn't wish vertigo on my worst enemy! Sorry you had that - ug! But good thing you are on the mend and it is diminishing. It usually happens with just one side (one ear).

They'll be other 5k's and you'll be back to your old self in no time. I bet it's nice to have your puppy and a comfy couch... enjoy that while you can. :)

Take care,

Pretty Pauline said...

So sorry you had to experience that~no fun! Take the time to get well and try to enjoy it so you can come back strong and refreshed!

Natalia said...

Oh no! I hope that you're feeling better soon! C25k will be there when you're feeling alright!

Stephanie said...

You poor thing! I hope you start feeling better real soon! *Hugs*

Roxie-Girl said...

Sorry you are going through this awful feeling of being so dizzy. I can't even imagine feeling like you just came off the tilt a whirl (I also hate that ride!)
Hope you're back to yourself soon!

Just found your blog and am now a new follower!


Joy said...

Oh my friend, I am so sorry!! Get better soon!! Take care of yourself. Praying for you!!!

Sending hugs your way!!

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Razzle Dazzle Berry said...

I had vertigo for about 2 months a few months back. It is not fun. I would have taken the shot in the butt.....mine was stress induced and that never goes away :)

feel better and say hello to the couch for me!

Quay said...

Love the couch to 5k thing!

Aloi Family said...

Sam I feel for you I have vertigo and it comes and goes! just discoverd it 2 years ago- I used to be a dare devil sky dive, rollercoasters you name it, then 2 years ago I went on a lamo ride at lagoon and it all started it was the worst feeling ever, sometimes if I move my head to fast I feel it comming on, Crazy that it has such a control on us (hee-hee) I hope your doing better I think of you often P.S. my kids thing I'm a wimp on rides now!