Saturday, February 20, 2010

Just one of those weeks...

Do you ever have a week that is literally a waste? a wash? Nothing actually happened?

How strange that a week went by and I feel like I have done nothing.

Oh yes, that's right, I developed benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). BPPV is caused by a problem in the inner ear. Tiny calcium "stones" inside your inner ear canals help you keep your balance. Normally, when you move a certain way, such as when you stand up or turn your head, these stones move around. But things like infection or inflammation can stop the stones from moving as they should. This sends a false message to your brain and affects your balance. (Read more)

Sounds exciting, doesn't it? Mostly, it makes you feel stupid because nothing looks wrong with you but it makes you crazy dizzy and somewhat incoherent. All I can say is thank goodness I started my job and my job has insurance. First time in six years that I had it and it was really comforting. Apparently, a lot of people have had colds/flus this season and some weird things happen as a result that linger or appear some time after the initial sickness. It is kind of like your body gets over the virus but there is a going away present.

I am now the proud owner of the NeilMed Sinus Rinse, which is actually as disturbing as it sounds. I did it earlier and although it does feel better, I don't think I will get used to the sensation of pushing water through my face. This action is suppose to loosen the "stones" and let them move around easier. This, along with some Sudafed, should help things get going a bit. My doctor talked about my frequency of migraines as well so a multivitamin was purchased and I will need to buy some magnesium here pretty soon. I had her write everything little detail down since I am super out of it.

At work, I feel pretty bad since I missed a majority of the week. I was working from home this afternoon and each phone call I made was not making sense so I stopped after a few people, finished up some things online and then took a crazy long nap. I am chalking up this weekend to recovery and laundry. Monday will be the start to a new week and I can only hope things get better from here.

Good grief!


  1. Yikes! I'm glad you went to the doctor. Take care of yourself.

  2. Glad you took advantage of your insurance and found out what is wrong. Hopefully it clears up quickly! Sounds very scary!

  3. andy used the neti pot when he had a cold/sinus thing going on last month. it worked pretty well, along with the sudafed too.

  4. Thanks Jodie--It is better today although it was quite scary there for a few days. I am glad it was nothing serious...ya know, thinking the worst when going into the doctor's office!

    Cara--Yes! It works surprisingly well! I was pretty shocked that I started feeling better the day after I started the nasal stuff. Still, it's pretty gross.