Early Friday morning, I sat up from sleep when the face of my dear little cherub Natalie appeared next to mine. I felt extremely weird-spacey, loopy, dizzy...I tried to stand up and immediately had to sit back down...My thoughts instantly started racing-what the h*ll is wrong with me? Am I having a stroke? a heart attack? have I become diabetic?
I laid back down and thought I better try resting for a few minutes and get back up. When I did, I suddenly felt nauseous and knew that lying down was not the answer. I sat up and called for my hubby to bring me some orange juice. He asked if I was ok and I told him what was happening. He thought I should go to the ER. I decided to drink the juice and see if I felt better first. I finished the juice and decided to give standing a try.
I gripped everything I could put my hands on almost stumbling to the kitchen. I thought maybe I just needed to eat something. I tried to down some muffins and still had a sick feeling in my stomach and just knew I had to go lie down on the couch. So I did-still holding onto stuff as I walked-I started to get the cold sweats too...
Kevin pleaded with me suggesting calling the ambulance or going to the ER. I finally caved and agreed. He drove me over to the hospital and I got checked in ok. The facility was easy to get to and everyone was kind as I was taken back to my room. They checked everything-did blood work, EKG, blood pressure-and came to the conclusion that I was suffering from VERTIGO.
The doctor put me on motion sickness medication to reduce the dizzy feeling. After about 3 hours I was sent home. Then, I felt like all I could do was lay on the couch and be a sloth. I basically did nothing for 3 days-I just felt like I couldn't move. I am feeling better today-but I had to slice about this wondering if there's anyone else who's ever had this experience? It is truly one of the weirdest things I've ever experienced in my life...I felt like my head was spinning-and not just from all of the great ideas and learning I've been doing with my colleagues on #cyberpd or #tlap!