Monday, December 06, 2010

Stop the rocking

So, the vertigo attack happened on Oct. 21st. I'm still not normal. I am home, by myself. I can drive. I can cook. I cannot handle stores (good thing we're doing Christmas in mid-Jan.). Lots of movement makes me dizzy and tired. But, I can take care of the Navy Bean, even if it means way more TV than I would like. I spent three weeks in Texas. It was a good trip. And then my father-in-law drove us home, and stayed for a week.

I had my ENT appointment today. They think it was just a very strong (and pissed off) viral attack to my right ear. They are going to do a MRI just to make sure I don't have a tumor, but they seriously doubt it (they just want me to remove all my earrings again). And, not related to the vertigo, I am apparently mildly deaf in both ears. Now I actually have an excuse when Wes asks why I can't hear him.

I feel like this has derailed a lot of things I was trying to do, but it also make the deployment go by a lot faster. Still, it would be nice to be back to normal.

1 comment:

LiBBy said...

hey I had something like this. My stepson screamed in my ear and the vibrating trauma caused a bit of calcium to break off and float around in my semi circular canal. I went to the hearing & imbalance center at a major hospital in down town Pittsburgh. They gave me positional exercises to do and after 6 months without resolution they wanted to go in and cut the vestibular nerve. I held off and after 2 more months of the exercises I was cured. A total of 8 months of loading and unloading the dishwasher while sitting on the floor. Awful. Hang in there!