Sunday, August 12, 2018
No Dizziness Today
Today I woke up with trepidation, fearing the worst. I did lay on my right side all night, hoping that would "cure" the problem. Apparently it did because I didn't wake up with the extreme dizziness that I had on Thursday and yesterday.
I think what is causing this inner ear infection is my respiratory problem that I've been having the past year. Mucous builds up in my throat. I clear (cough) it out during the day. Yes, I'm now one of those annoying people who is always coughing. Don't take me to any concerts.
When I got up this morning I was still a little light headed but not that extreme dizziness that I had experienced previously, thank goodness.
I'm continuing to take my DM over the counter pills which breaks up the mucous. I've been coughing it up all day, unlike a few days ago when I coughed up nothing.
I plan to go to work tomorrow. I work the afternoon shift (3 pm to 11 pm). I miss work, it is part of my regular routine. And at this time of my life I like a regular routine.
I do plan to call my ENT doctor, who I have yet to see the first time (my appointment is scheduled for the 22nd of this month) and see if I can get an earlier appointment.
This inner ear infection where I lose my balance is one of the scariest things I have ever experienced in my life. We take so much for granted with our health. I can't imagine living like this permanently. At least I can get some relief by lying perfectly still on my bed. Unlike when I was passing a kidney stone, where there was nowhere to seek relief and the pain only got worse.
Bette Davis was right when she said:
"Old age is no place for sissies"
Tell me about it.
Thank you all who commented and gave me advice. However, I am declining to go to the emergency room. I don't know what they could do for me other than observe me and wait for my spell to pass. I will see my ENT for her advice.