Wednesday, January 18, 2012
On Sunday, I was so enthusiastic about the new 28-day bootcamp DVD. I was ready to continue on Monday.
I had just been up about 30 min. (Monday) and was preparing my tea. I went over to the sink and felt funny, then, all of a sudden, everything around me was moving. I knew, I had to get to the breakfast nook and sit down. I moved, holding on to the counter, and everything around me started to spin, faster and faster. I needed to make a dash to our table/chairs and finally did, but ended up on top of the glass table. The chair was right there, but I didn't know how to reach it. The kitchen and family room, everything started to spin even faster. I finally made it to the chair, but almost fell off it. I held on to the window sill and table with my chair rocking. No, it was not an earthquake. I was afraid of becoming unconscious. Nobody else was in the house. I was terrified. Eventually, the spinning slowed down, I broke out in a sweat and became very nauseous.
I thought the safest place would be my bed, but how would I get to the bedroom? I sat still for about 15 minutes and then slowly got up and moved towards the bedroom. I laid down and was hoping that whatever I just experienced would not return. I started to wonder what this was all about. I recalled a Spark friend having Vertigo, but she has had it off and on for a long time. I would have to check with her. I knew her symptoms. She confirmed that it, very well, could be Vertigo, because of the spinning sensation, breaking out in a sweat and getting nauseated. I have had a lot of headaches lately, but this could be because I stopped drinking coffee.
Three days later, I feel much better, but felt weak and continued to feel nauseated. My headache has subsided. It was a scary moment, and I hope I will never have to deal with it again.
Today, I just went for a walk with my husband. He has not walked a lot in the last three years because of lung problems. It was touch and go (especially going uphill) but we made it. Tomorrow, I want to continue with Coach Nicole's 28-day Bootcamp DVD. Will see how it goes.