Friday, August 19, 2011

Dizzy

I’ve been quiet, I know.
Summer is almost over, it went by so fast.
What I have I been doing?
Nothing.

See, back in May when all things were good and Spring was just the beginning of all I had planned for this summer, I got sick. I am generally a very healthy person, and the bug I had did it’s time and left, or so I thought. That little bug just quietly worked his way in my inner ear and then the dizzies began. I had no other symptoms, other than getting dizzy periodically. Then it got worse. It’s hard to have a good summer when you are dizzy all the time. At first I just thought it would run it’s course and just started drinking more. Heck, drinking makes me loopy anyway, figured I wouldn’t even be bothered by the dizzies if I had a few cocktails in me. This did not work for long. It just made me feel worse..go figure.

Don’t get me wrong, I was seeing the doctor during this time to trying to figure out what was going on. It’s been two months and in that two months the docs had me going to Physical Therapy, put me on steroids and 4 types of antibiotics. I got inhalers, nasal sprays, nasal rinses and ear drops. I’m a wimp when it comes to meds, so it took a few tries to find something that didn’t have my face planted into my keyboard an hour after taking. Now, I’m only on the antibiotic that has enough side effects to deal with. At lease I can appear functional and get through the day, but the moment I get home my butt has been in bed. It stinks. I keep telling myself, it could be worse, a lot worse. I can’t deny I have noticed some improvement, but it’s discouraging that I will not know for certain until I am done with this antibiotic. Being that one of the side effects of this drug is, well, dizziness. I just won’t know until I can get through it. 7 more days.

I’m halfway there.