Sunday I started feeling awkward; having random dizzy spells that would subside once I sat down. Monday I went to the gym and pushed myself rather hard, since I hadn’t worked out in a while. Monday night I felt just like I did Sunday, with random dizzy spells and was especially tired. Come Tuesday I could not get out of bed. Every time I sat up the entire room would spin and I felt like I was going to vom. It was full on vertigo. I spent the full day in bed, only getting up to use the restroom and to grab more water. Jon brought me lunch in bed and luckily around dinner time I was able to waddle into the living room so that I could eat, only to rush right back to bed afterward. I felt like I was drunk. The light headedness, the dizzies, wanting to throw up, having to lie in one position and not move my head so I wouldn’t get dizzy, etc.
Wednesday it wasn't any better. I finally asked Jon to call the doctor’s office on base to see if I could get in to see the doc. Of course they were full up and didn’t have any appointments for TWO WEEKS; like I could wait that long. He did find an ear, nose and throat doctor on the economy and booked me an appointment for that day. Thank you Jesus.
After arriving at the doctor’s office, my sweet German doctor looked in my ears and said, “Well that’s the problem, they are completely clogged!”
Gross…… are you kidding me!!! So he had me hold this odd bowl device under my ears as he cleaned my ears out with water, some weird suction thingy, and air. He then used some weird tools that I refused to look at for fear of my life, while he continued cleaning out the rest of the wax. I’ve never been to an ear doctor, nor have I ever been through anything like this before.
Let me tell you guys, I’ve never been able to hear so well! I can hear everything now.
No wonder I could never hear what my husband was saying. Now I can stop saying, "HUH?" and we always had to turn the TV up so loud.
It’s amazing, but how gross that my ears were completely clogged.
After the ear cleaning they hooked me up to some weird brain wave machine to check my balance. I had a sticky thing on my forehead in the middle of my eyes and one on each temple with a chord hooked to each one.
It was similar to this, but ok, not this dramatic. They didn't shave my head and make me lay under a blanket with no clothes on. But I did lay there with three of these things on my head.I could have kicked myself for not bringing my camera; I can only imagine what I looked like. Jon of course was giggling at me, which in turn made me laugh! Thank goodness for my husband being there or I would have been freaking out, I get nervous getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist, let alone having weird things attached to my head. Jon can always make me laugh. After about 10 minutes of reading my brain waves, they learned that my balance was above normal, which was wonderful news, and that there was nothing seriously wrong with my balance or brain causing the vertigo! Thank the Lord. God is good.
The doc told me to take it easy, no exercise for 10 days and if the vertigo doesn’t subside in 10 days to come back. 10 DAYS! I hope I am not dizzy for 10 more days. St. Paddy’s is coming up ;)
But seriously, in all honesty I am so thankful and praise God that it wasn’t something more serious. I’ve been so very blessed and fortunate.
I just took it easy the rest of the day on Wednesday, still feeling quite a bit dizzy, but nothing like it was on Tuesday. Jon grabbed me some Dramamine from the PX and I was eating those like they were Smarties. I was so done with these dizziness. I wouldn’t wish the dizzies on anyone, well except for maybe that crow that I saw the other day that made me come to a stop in my car, while it walked across the street!
Today is about the same. I woke up dizzy and I’m trying to get my handle on this thing they call gravity. Hopefully this feeling will subside. I’m so glad I was finally able to get onto the computer to see what is going on in the world. I haven't read the news since Monday.
I did notice that my right ear is clogged again and I can’t hear well out of it. What can I use to help prevent this? The doc said my body produces too much wax. (ew) Well how can I help my ears from clogging? Any ideas ladies and gents? My lovely nurse friends! Hydrogen peroxide is out, they say you should never put that in your ear........
Okay, I’ll quit crying like a little baby and let ya’ll get on with your day!
Have a great Thursday!