Sunday, December 23, 2007

Twas the day before before Christmas.......

And all I have done for the last two days is lay in bed. I'm just not feeling well. I have so much to do! Laundry. Wrapping. One last present to buy. A trip to get ready for. And yet here I lie, in bed. Do you know what vertigo is? I thought it was a Hitchcock movie. Until yesterday morning. I had been feeling a bit dizzy for the last few days. Nothing major. I take medication that can cause dizziness, so I really didn't give it a second thought. Yesterday when I got up from bed to go to the bathroom, the room began to spin. Really spin. I couldn't stand up. In fact, I couldn't tell which way was up and which was down! It made me feel sick to my stomach. And it really scared me because it wouldn't stop. I called out frantically for Joe, who was in the other room. He came flying into the room. I think he must have recognized the tone of my voice. Scared. Within minutes I knew I was going to be ill. Right. Now. Joe practically carried me to the bathroom, where I was violently ill for fifteen minutes. It was awful. Afterwards the spinning stopped and aside from feeling weak, I felt fine. I went back to bed and rested for another hour and was fine the rest of the day. Later I googled my symptoms and came up with Vertigo. I have never in my life experienced anything like that. Ever. It was simply awful. But I was fine the rest of the day and grateful that it was over. Until this morning. When the exact same thing happened. Complete and total loss of balance. The room spinning out of control, followed by violent vomiting. I'm not sure what to do. I can't go to the doctor. It's Christmas Eve! What could be causing it? I'm supposed to make a seven hour drive on Wednesday up to my sister's. What if I get sick in the car(I have never suffered motion sicknes before.) Does anyone have any experience with this? I pray that this goes away on its own. And soon.
*It is not due to an ear infection. I had my ears checked last Wednesday and they were fine. I'm also pretty certain I don't have a sinus infection. I have had a stuffy nose for the last three days, but nothing major. I have not had any alcohol beverages. I have not changed the types or dosages of any of my medications. I just don't know what the cause could be, or what to do about it.*

Today we're keeping it pretty low key. Some last minute errands, and church tonight. I hope everyone has a Happy Christmas Eve! Also, here is somthing I found on Joannah's blog that I had to share. I have watched it three times already and am sitting here crying as I watch. This is the true meaning of Christmas.

3 comments:

redmaryjanes said...

Merry Christmas to you!

Alyson & Ford said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Shelley said...

Merry Christmas Michelle. I hope you're feeling better.