Hi All.

First off- Thank you to everyone who has checked up on me! I appreciate it more than you know. In fact, as I now hate my family, I may take turns living with you all…

Most of you know the basics- woke up with debilitating vertigo on Sunday. Thought I was having a stroke because I read one too many articles about women who do not realize what is happening. Good news: No stroke or brain tumor (I have a friend who actually had a brain tumor so I realize that this is something that actually happens to real people and not just on Grey’s Anatomy) No heart attack. And on the up side, they took so many tests I can actually say that my health is actually pretty good. Except for the extreme vertigo that is.

Sunday is a complete blur to me. I am claustrophobic so they gave me so much medicine so I could go into the MRI machine. To say that I remember nothing is an understatement. My daughter just told me that I had an entire conversation with her about a book we had both read and I. Remember. Nothing.

Apparently I also had a dream where I was boxing because as the Doctor woke me up I guess I was saying “I’m jabbing. I’m jabbing.”

So apologies if I texted or emailed any of you on Sunday…

The biggest issue that I have is that I have been unable to read much. I read a bit yesterday, but that was really first time I did since Saturday. I’m also afraid to put earbuds in or headphones on so audible books are out as well. I have been binge watching “The Big Bang Theory” on HBOMAX. It’s comfort food because I don’t need to pay attention as I’ve watched it all before.

I’ve missed all of you and blogging and hope that this is the first of more posts! I don’t think you will get a Highlights post because really, do you need to see pics of my watching Big Bang?

One thing of note is that my daughter started an Instagram account for Betty.

Betty.the.shorkie

I promise more pictures of my poor dog in costume…

Going to rearrange my blogging schedule (can I just tell you how annoyed I am at having to reschedule posts?) and at some point I will go into greater detail about my experiences this week, and hopefully I will remember more…#thisiswhyIdon’tdodrugs

101 thoughts on “Anything Really Can Happen….

    1. Thank you! If I had COVID-19 I didnโ€™t know it, and noe if my immediate family had it to my knowledge, but who knows. My father has experienced inner ear issues, so it might be hereditary.

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      1. The spare sheets and guest towels are in the washing machine. Betty is welcome, too…. Dinner’s at six. We usually limit ourselves to two Big Bang reruns a day, but, in the interest of your health, can surely watch more…

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  1. Glad to hear from you! Hoping you are soon back to 100 percent but Don’t overdo it. I can imagine how frustrating it is not being able to read much, but at least you have Big Bang, always good for a laugh!

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  2. Good news all around, except the hate towards the family… Wait, did daughter put the leprechaun hat on you and post it as well. It would be a good thing if you didn’t remember that.

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  3. Nice to see you. Happy to hear that you are getting better, never fast enough for us though, right? And not being able to read? OMG that would be torture. I saw the instagram. My daughter did one for our Benny, too. Maybe they can be friends :). Wellness thoughts to you.

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    1. Yes. And omg thatโ€™s a story in itself! I was given explicit instructions upon release to get physical therapy at Rusk institute, which is part of NYU. However, the emergency room didnโ€™t send the appropriate paperwork to RI and they wonโ€™t let me make an appointment without referral. Itโ€™s a bureaucratic nightmare

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      1. Nothing is ever easy. If you canโ€™t straighten it out with the ER, go to your PCP and ask them. Iโ€™m not trying to tell you what to do or anything, itโ€™s just that I know people can get frustrated with the red tape and then let things go.

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      2. Oh…frustrated is in the rear view mirror. I got a survey about my care yesterday. I gave them zeros on everything. Expecting a call any minute now…

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  4. So glad that you feel better. Watch lots of movies, take naps, eat whatever makes you feel good. Calories don’t count when you feel bad.
    So glad you didn’t jab the doctor! LOL although that would’ve been pretty funny.

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  5. I’m still trying to figure out how you are getting rehab AND you got an MRI when I got neither! We either have lousy insurance, lousy doctors or my lousy husband insisted “she’s fine..I’ll give her the count my fingers test at home..” ๐Ÿคจ Nobody loves me.. ๐Ÿ˜ญ ..is it 5 o’clock yet?

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      1. OH.. I BET!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ TWO CTs??..holy cow!! You’ll probably get that grade-A rehab with pedicures, meals on wheels and “his and her” massages..because hey, it’s stressfful on the spouse too, right?

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  6. Normally this would be a chance to say things like, “Oh, they found a brain then?” and similar, but as this is a female-type blog I will pretend to be sympathetic and have feelings It’s hard, isn’t it? I can’t think of anything to say. I hope you get well soon.

    Not sure what to say next – when Julia had her episode they never did find out what caused it. It left us feeling good that there was no obvious problem but slightly worried about not knowing what had caused it and how to avoid it again. Whatever happens, I hope you get the resolution you would like. I hope this makes sense. I thought New Yorkers were indestructible…

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    1. I was just as surprised as you to find that I did indeed have a brain, though it took three scans to find it. No need to be sympathetic as my family doesnโ€™t need to…theyโ€™ve let the house go and are anxiously awaiting me to start cleaning again. It is odd to think of myself as destructible which is clearly the hardest part of the vertigo journey….apparently I can be slowed down. Who knew? But thank you for the laugh and kind thoughts, which I saw no matter how you tried to hide them!

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      1. For some reason I am having thoughts of a small dog in a maid’s uniform. This might be because of your housework situation, or it may be because I am simply very strange. It’s worth considering, though the lack of thumbs might b a problem. If they can help blind people you’d think they could cope with a bit of washing up.

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    1. Iโ€™ve had small bouts before, usually corrected by resting for five minutes. This was another level…hydration, less salt, neck alignment (when hearing how important neck alignment is, and how we all hunch all day, Iโ€™m not surprised this is on the rise) are all key factors. But really, no known cause unless I have menieres. It does suck though

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  7. I missed you! I feel like we’ve become friends which is to say how open, honest and real you are in your writing. We not only have a bed for you, but an entire casita with it’s own kitchen and garage ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. So glad you are on the mend. I am following Betty. Maybe kitty can make an appearance? Don’t rush things, I had vertigo and while not as bad as yours I tried going back to work sooner than I should have and it set me back.

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  9. Just catching up on all your posts. I am sorry to hear about this. I had two severe episodes of vertigo in my life. One landed me in the ER because I literally couldn’t stand up and walk. Both times were horrible. It’s no joke! I hope and pray you are feeling better!

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  10. My mothers vertigo was due to an ear virus and she could not drive for six weeks, although it got better each day. My neighbours, also an ear virus, lasted about a week. Hope you recover soon. It’s awful not being able to read.

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