It’s been a busy and somewhat disorientating couple of months here, with me trying to look like some kind of normal and ignoring the world that sometimes spins around me.
It was actually 2 months ago I first work up in the morning and said to Mr that I felt drunk, if I had known then that I would only now be feeling a bit closer to normal all this time later I would have been seriously depressed. I’m tired which is probably because my brain is trying to compensate and it takes a bit of concentration to take part in every day activities.
I’m not one for lying down and giving up and with all the reading I’ve done about labyrinthitis (Dr google knows everything!) I decided that sitting around thinking about it would not help, as it was likely to last months anyway so I’ve been back working and even going to some gym classes. (I do miss out some of the exercise's though). I think this has helped as the spinning has gotten less and less, and I even found some exercises' on you tube to help with the vertigo and even though at the time it felt like torture (it involves putting your head in positions to actually make the world spin) it got rid of the constant feeling of nausea pretty much instantly. For anyone else suffering, look up the Epley Manoeuvre. It has helped me a lot.
The drugs they gave me in the beginning made me sleep (whilst dreaming of being at sea) all the time which was ok whist I was at my worst and couldn’t move without vomiting but after advice from an ex GP friend and also some more googling I stopped taking them in order to make my brain do it alone.
I am hopeful that very soon I will be able to sleep with my one pillow instead of 3, I will be able to do the abs workout at the gym without putting my fleece under my head as a pillow, and I may even be able to dry my hair with my head upside down without falling off the edge of the world.
I’ve missed this place too, I really feel like I haven't caught up with my virtual friends lately but hopefully that will be rectified very soon.