Vertigo

Sorry for the late post today, friends! I’m all sorts of scattered this week.

I’ve been fighting a cold for a few days. Yesterday, I woke up, rolled over in bed, and the room started spinning. Now, this happens sometimes when I’m sick – my ears get a little plugged and it messes with my balance. Usually, if I can get myself upright, it settles down pretty quickly. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen yesterday.

Half an hour after getting up, when I found I still had to hang onto things in order to get around the apartment, I gave up and called in sick to work. I spent most of the day on the couch. I tried to stay hydrated, and took as much cold medicine as was reasonable and safe. That vertigo lasted the whole damn day – while it was better by the time I went to bed than it had been when I got up, it never really disappeared entirely. It was really frustrating. I frequently feel like my body is a bit of a traitor to the rest of me…chronic pain and other related issues often prevent me from doing as much as I’d like to do. This felt like another in a long line of times when my body betrayed me.

Thankfully, I’m feeling much better this morning (still occasionally having moments where I’m a little dizzy, but nothing like yesterday), so I’m at work and trying to catch up on everything I missed yesterday. And really, I can’t complain too much – we’re entering the season of many weeks of Jewish holidays, so I have a lot of free time in the next few weeks.

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