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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Not Preggo, Just Vertigo

Trust me, I'm not pregnant. So you can shut your yappers about that speculation.

Still experiencing the vertigo though. It's not as bad today as it was yesterday (when I actually took 15 minutes to lay on the floor of my office I felt so sick, and if you saw the floor in my office that would be even more meaningful to you), but I still feel dizzy and a bit outta whack. They say there are two kinds of vertigo: subjective and objective. Subjective vertigo means that you feel like you're moving back and forth when you're not, and objective vertigo means it feels like the environment is moving when it's not. I have a hard time distinguishing between the two, because it really feels like both to me.

Thankfully, though, today's dizziness is not accompanied by the nausea I had yesterday, so again, I'm at work today. Maybe it's these students papers in front of me that are making me nauseous, hmmm.....
**Edit: Disregard that statement above. I now feel extremely nauseous. So much so, that I again had to take a few minutes to lay down on the floor of my office. I am seriously contemplating cancelling my classes and going home. Ugh...this is not good.

Anyway, still not sure if I'll run this evening; I guess it depends on how I'm feeling. I don't want to let too many days pass before running again, but I also want this vertigo to pass as quickly as possible, and running only exacerbates the issue. So, we'll see.

In other news:

  • I got the Escape back on Monday: It looks good as new and it's been glorious having my car back!
  • I also sucked it up on Monday night at bowling. I got a 119, 125, and 121. Boo. I blame the vertigo. It's not easy throwing a ball straight when you can't feel like standing up straight. Thankfully, the rest of the team did pretty well and we're currently in 7th place (out of 36 teams) in the league! Man, we rock.
  • Tomorrow I have the day off (it's Yom Kippur, so it's a holiday for us), and I have a dozen things to get done because Friday, Jerry and I are off to Orlando for the weekend. We're going to Epcot to enjoy the Disney Wine and Food Festival, and then on Sunday morning, I'm running the 10K for the taste. Should be an awesome weekend away.

That's about all I know for now. Enjoy your Wednesdays!

22 comments:

Jess said...

Oh man that vertigo sounds miserable. I hope you feel better soon!

RazZDoodle said...

my wife had vertigo once. WE didn't know what it was, so we went to the emergency room. Of course, that was the day of my very first road race. Damn her! She's always thinking of her needs

Hope ya feel better soon!

Marathoner in Training said...

But wait, I already bought you a baby shower gift. Oh well, I guess I will have to return it. I will wait a month or so before returning it, just in case.

Marlene said...

I'm so jealous that you're going to the food & wine festival! We went in '06 (our first trip to Disney) and it was AMAZING! The race should be fun too.

Feel better! HOpe you are off the floor soon!

AKA Alice said...

Student papers make sometimes make me feel nauseous too...

A friend of mine gets vertigo and says it just sucks...I know you need assvice like you need another dizzy spell, but she started taking Sudafed (of all things) for it...something about it clearing the inner ear.

SJ Goody said...

Hmm... I thought I had vertigo once... but turns out it was just a really bad hangover. Sheesh. Feel better!

Christie said...

Aww, Jess. I hope you feel better. Get some rest.

MCM Mama said...

Feel better soon. I hope it clears up quickly.

J~Mom said...

Feel better soon!! I am glad you got your car back!

Jamoosh said...

Race for the Taste is awesome. If I was not rehabbing, I would be there. I have to admit, for me the "Taste" part usually means sampling the Beers of the World later in the day at Epcot. I hope your vertigo subsides soon so that you too can enjoy some beers of the world following your expected awesome time in the 10K!

Vanilla said...

I hope you feel better soon. I still think my diagnosis was right on, but whatever.

Seriously, hope you recover quickly.

*aron* said...

GAHH vertigo sucks! i hope you feel better soon :(

Laurel said...

I read up on Vertigo once when the Drs told me I might get it because of some ear issue. I never got it, thank GOD, because it sounds AWFUL! You poor thing!

But you are going to have blast at the Food and Wine fest. Good luck on the 10k!

Feel better! Get some rest!

Mrs. K said...

eat some crackers...did you take a test yet? ;)

Marcy said...

That sounds horrible! Hope you start to feel o the up and up soon ;-)

Cindy said...

sorry about the vertigo, sounds miserable. hope it clears up soon!

Ted said...

It sounds like you need some R&R at this time. Your life has been on a whirlwind lately. You just got back from DC and soon heading to Orlando. I hope you feel better soon.

L*I*S*A said...

Yikes!

I hope you can get rid of that vertigo soon.

P.O.M. said...

Have you seen a doc about it? It could be low blood pressure or something. I hate that feeling. I have it quite often, too.

Crystal said...

That has got to suck. I would say you did pretty well in bowling if you had to put up with dizziness. Hope it clears up real soon.

And yes, we so totally ROCK at bowling!!

teacherwoman said...

Ugghhh... I hope this goes away!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

hope you get well soon. husband had vertigo a few years ago and needed some meds to fix things. any chance it's from dehydration?