I Am More Than Just A Little Bit Nervous.......
Monday, July 14, 2014
This morning, while getting ready to go to the funeral of a dear friend's mother, I tilted my head back to put eye drops in my very itchy eyes, when I had a momentary feeling of Vertigo.
For those of you who do not know what Vertigo is, the definition from webmd.com is:
a feeling that you or your surroundings are moving when there is no actual movement. You may feel as though you are off balance, spinning, whirling, falling, or tilting. When you have severe vertigo, you may feel very nauseated or vomit. You may have trouble walking or standing, and you may lose your balance and fall.
I had a bout with Vertigo in the summer of 2010. On advice from my DIL, who is an Occupational Therapist, I went to a Physical Therapist, who treated me for several sessions before I was finally free of it. My understanding (from the PT) was that there are crystals in our ear canal, which, when lined up correctly keep us balanced. She said that ALL of mine were out of position in BOTH ears. She had NEVER seen anything like it!!! After several treatments, she actually started crying because she couldn't help me. She called in another PT, who had actually had Vertigo herself and had self-treated over the years. She helped me in one treatment.
It is now 4 years later and I have hoped and prayed to NEVER have Vertigo again. It is the most OUT-OF-CONTROL FEELING ever and I don't want it to visit me EVER AGAIN!!! The experience this morning has me extremely nervous!!!!! Please send many good wishes my way that I will NEVER have Vertigo again.