Monday, March 17, 2014

Under the Weather

I was able to post on the CTB&Me Facebook page that I've been ill and would not be able to write any weekend posts.  I woke up with severe vertigo symptoms early Saturday morning so I started taking the medicine the doctor had prescribed ahead of time.

Let's just say the choice is between the room spinning around and being loopy all day! 

My daughter had taken the medicine before and warned me it can really knock you out.  But that is far better than laying on the sofa feeling like one is on an amusement park ride.

So far the vertigo symptoms have come this year when we have had extremes in the weather.  Living the Midwest, one can have multiple seasons in one day.

Working... very slowly and carefully... on a My World this Week post for later this week. :)

22 comments:

Echoes From the Hill said...

I feel your pain. I have been plagued with vertigo this winter, too. It is awful. Lasted three weeks. Hope yours is soon history!
nancyr

My Cottage Diary said...

Hi Brenda, I'm sure I wasn't the only one concerned and that many prayers for you and yours were said when your Sunday post wasn't there.(I don't do Facebook much.) I pray you make a swift recovery. Looking forward to your MWTW post. Blessings, Bess

Kathy said...

Hope you feel much better soon!

Nana said...

Hi Brenda;
Hope you are feeling better very soon! We miss you. Love and Hugs, Nana

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Dear Brenda, I hope you feel much better very soon, and give yourself time to recover! I have BPPV, a vertigo because of a condition in my right ear, but have learned how to move my head so that it ends quickly, and often does not even get to begin.....I wish yours would be handled so easily because that nauseated dizzy feeling is rotten! Take care! Be well! Hugs from Ohio.

suzanne said...

oh miss brenda, i hope you are set right soon! i was hoping your absence was not health-related. as my husband says when i am not feeling well...."stay down!" get better! and we will all wait for your return. and pray for your healing.

Isabel Rafael said...

Get better soon Brenda - and enjoy the free ride? Stay horizontal and safe so we can get to read LOTS more from you!

Judy said...

Vertigo is truly hideous...

Take care, and I'll pray for healing.

Anonymous said...

Dear Brenda,
Take care and God bless you and speed your recovery. I have enjoyed all of your writings and really missed your Saturday and Sunday posts. It really has been quite a record year for snow and freezing cold; Sunday morning was another windy and chilly trip to church with my husband but we were glad we went. We will pray for your health.

Nita in southeast Michigan

Vee said...

Oh vertigo is the worst. Feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, I'm so sorry your not feeling well and pray you'll soon feel much better. I was worried when there was no weekend posts!!
God be with you, Marsha

Cheryl said...

Ick. I'd say "loopy on the couch" beats "room spinning" any day! My daughter experiences vertigo from time to time, but we are beginning to notice that it is about the same time every year. Allergies, maybe?

May your recovery time be restful and restorative...and short!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Praying!

Deanna

Connie said...

I only had one bout with vertigo years ago. But it is no fun. Hope you feel better real soon.

mdoe37 said...

Oh no, hope you get well soon. Vertigo, ick. I only have then when I'm on the Great Lakes in any kind of water. It is worse around a weather front...foretold with an ear ache (that I never had as a child).

After trying everything, I ended up with Transderm Scop....a little patch you put behind your ear (lasts for 72 hours if needed). completely solved my problem. It doesn't cause a total wipe out that some of the other drugs do.

And regardless of what the doctors say, I totally believe that sinus and ear issues are connected to weather changes.

Anonymous said...

Missed your Sunday post--afraid you were "under the weather". Praying for you. Blessings, Sharon D.

Patsy said...

I hope you will feel better soon. I have had it and know just how you feel.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I hope you are up and feeling better soon Brenda!

Martha Ellen said...

When vertigo comes to visit it is quite unwelcome! I know this to be true. Take care of yourself--wishing for better days ahead. ♥

Bonnie said...

Brenda,
I have been praying for you! Just rest as much as you can. We will all be here when you return. Bonnie

Anonymous said...

I have had vertigo off and on now for a year. Just woke up last night with the room spinning - so I really understand what you are talking about! I never heard anything about it being weather related but I think I'm going to keep track of that. Take care - we're all in this together. : ) Mary