Since about 11pm last Friday evening, I have been experiencing my first unexplained bout of Vertigo. It came on suddenly and the best explanation I can give on the feeling is extreme dizziness. If I’m walking, I feel like I’m in a video game. The whole world feels like it’s moving around – or rather, that my brain is moving around inside my skull.
If you’ve been drunk before, it’s like the bedspins. I can stop the vertigo by sitting or laying down and not moving my head. Preferably having my head against something will totally shut off the dizziness.
The first two days I had vertigo, I experienced nausea that I can only equate to the nausea I have experienced while being sea sick. Yep, death looked like a better place to be. Now, I think the reason I am no longer nauseous is because I’ve become used to being dizzy. I walk around like I’m totally drunk. My wife noticed my walk being a little wavering. I decided to go to the doctor yesterday to make sure I didn’t have a brain tumor or something of the sort. She asked me if I needed her to drive me there. I told her it was either that or walk the 50 miles. Well, she knew how I was walking so she drove me. Bless her heart.
The doctor didn’t have much to say. He said it wasn’t a brain tumor so not to worry. He said his best guess is that it is a virus and the only thing I can do is wait it out. Yay.
If there’s anything good to come out of this, it’s that I’m getting more face time with my laptop. At work we have a virtual server which I can connect to from anywhere there is internet service. In this case, it is from my easy chair at home via my home wifi connection. I can also tap into my home network files so it’s like sitting at my desktop as well.
So if I seem a bit obtuse or distant, I am. I’m in a place called Vertigo.