?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Marilee J. Layman

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
06:52 pm: Still Dizzy
When I signed off last night, I realized I hadn't had my rehydration fluid yet, so I made that up and stayed up reading an old WashPost, watching the late news, and being rehydrated until 12:30am. I read until 2am and set the alarm at noon, just in case I slept that long, and I actually slept until 1pm. I called Kaiser to see about getting an urgent appointment with my primary tomorrow because he's more likely to believe me that this is an ear infection instead of a stroke, and once that's ruled out by lots of tests, benign position vertigo. Unfortunately, he's full with appointments tomorrow.

I've had this happen twice before where I was really dizzy like this and one of my ears felt kind of "dead," -- right, this time -- and Kaiser sent me to the ER where after I was there forever, they diagnosed BPV. I did the head movements that's supposed to make it better both times, but the dizziness didn't go away for months, until I had antibiotics for something else. The problem is that my ear won't be red and swollen and I don't have a fever. (I have a half-dozen gout tophi on my right hand and it's not red and swollen, either, which it technically should be. Somewhere along the line of being sick, I stopped getting red and swollen and I have almost no fevers.)

So I emailed him and explained and hope to hear from him about getting a brief examination and antibiotics.

My email project is coming along well. I filled the fountain and the birdfeeder today and am doing laundry. So exciting. LOL

ETA: I had two things to show you guys, and I forgot!

First, Wall-E in cake.

Second, a hotel I'd like to stay in.

Tags: , ,

Comments

From:etumukutenyak
Date:September 15th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
(Link)
Wall-E in cake is so appropriate: we'll be able to recycle all of it! ;-)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 15th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
(Link)
Hope you can convince your doctor to see you and give you antibiotics.
Doris
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:September 15th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
(Link)
Thanks! Me too!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 15th, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
(Link)
I had a similar problem with dizziness. After 8 months I had antibiotics for a sinus infection, and the dizziness went away. My doctor didn't believe me so I had to get a new doctor, who has been great thus far *knock on wood* Hope you get the antibiotics soon!
(no subject) - (Anonymous)
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:September 15th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
(Link)
I figured the second post would say who it was! Thanks! He didn't read his Kaiser email tonight (he frequently does), so he won't get it until tomorrow, anyway.
[User Picture]
From:mplsvala
Date:September 15th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Sorry you're feeling poorly. What an amazing amount you seem to be getting done anyway. Way to go. Hope all the cats are happy and your doctor appointment goes well.
[User Picture]
From:mplsvala
Date:September 15th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
(Link)
And that cake site is a hoot. The Naked Mohawk babies riding giant carrots, which turned out to be a costco cake with dollar store babies. And the life-sized bride with odd wrong details (the fancy inserts didn't match, the apricot of the insert clashed with the flowers in the bouquet and even worse with the large, red rickrack trim down the side of the cake/dress, the odd addition to the necklace, the wrong earrings, but most of all the giantic, enhanced bust and rear-end!)who was a star of Dallas tv along with her baker and the doll-maker who made her head. The "It a gril" cake with orange slices and glazed strawberries. The "Good luck, (name), And Under Neat, We'll Miss You" cake which inspired the tales of other like examples (although with less exciting grammer perhaps), such as "Happy Birthday, full name, street address, city and zip code" that were seen by various commenters. Funny site. Glad you mentioned it.
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:September 15th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Yeah, I look in there every day. Some things are just inexplicable as coming from professional bakers!
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:September 15th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Well, I wouldn't say it was that much I was doing. I wasn't outside and walking, which is what tends to exhaust me.

I didn't see the doctor -- I woke up partway through the night with my left foot trying to turn upside down and I sat on the side of the bed for a while hoping that would make it stop, but it didn't, so I had some more flexeril. I was sitting again, waiting for the flexeril to work before I turned back under the covers when I yawned and my ear Popped! like with pressure change and all of a sudden I wasn't dizzy anymore. I've never had that happen before -- where the ear had enough pressure to make me dizzy.
[User Picture]
From:heleninwales
Date:September 16th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)
(Link)
I'm glad your ear solved the problem for itself!

I loved the kitten photo. It was such a pretty kitten and matched the colour scheme so perfectly. :)
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:September 16th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
(Link)
And just think how nice it would be to have a kitty to sleep with when you're away from home. Shiva got under the covers with me last night. Spirit doesn't really believe in sleeping with people. She'd like Giorgio back to snuggle with, but I can't raise ghosts. A picture on I Can Has Cheeseburger yesterday reminded me of Giorgio -- I miss that cat!
Powered by LiveJournal.com