Sunday, June 24, 2018

Vertigo


One of my goals this year was to write the next Leah Norwood mystery. I had a general idea of the story, who the killer would be, and who Leah would need to help. The first few chapters went okay but slowly. Then I had some things happen at my day job that made finding time to write difficult. I got back on track and made some progress with the book, but three weeks ago I started experiencing vertigo and it will not go away.

I’ve been dealing with vertigo episodes for the past 15 years. I say I have 3 levels. Level 1 is when it’s there in the background. I feel it occasionally especially if I move too fast. It’s just kind of hovering around. Level 2 is when I feel it all the time. I have to move slowly but can still function. It’s just exhausting, and it takes me so long to do anything. My normal morning routine goes from 45 minutes to well over an hour. Level 3 is when I can’t really do anything. I typically just have to stay in bed or sit in a chair. It’s no fun at all.

Since June 9, I’ve been fluctuating between levels 1 and 2. I had one day last week when I thought it was all gone, but it came back the next day. Yesterday was bad, but I feel much better today.

If you have ever experienced it, I know you understand what I mean. To me, this is one of the craziest “illnesses.” I, mean, I don’t look sick. I look normal. I’ve been to doctors and always get the same answer – there is no cure. I’ve tried the exercises, and one doctor did prescribe some medication. I don’t think it helps, but it’s hard to judge. Am I feeling better because of the pill or just because the vertigo is less?

As I’m feeling better today, I’m going to try to get some work done. I’m determine to finish this book! I hope you all are having a great weekend. Enjoy your Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you're doing better soon. Vertigo sounds awful! And good luck with the writing.

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