|Sclero-Bob will now demonstrate|
Good morning! Hey, I got one for ya…Vertigo makes the world go round! (How’s that for “sick” humor?) (Ok, you know what? I thought it was funny…so there!)
|what a bought of vertigo|
About 15 years ago I was diagnoses with Meniere’s Disease. (I’ve only recently discovered it’s classified as yet another autoimmune disease. Who knew!) The main symptom of this awesomely fun health glitch is vertigo. It’s believed to be caused by too much fluid in the inner ear, BUT (Here’s the REALLY cool part!) they can neither confirm nor disprove the inner ear-fluid thing EXCEPT in an autopsy! (That one ALWAYS cracks me up!)
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Any-who…the up-side is that it tends to hit remission fairly frequently and for long periods (at least in my case) and my bestest-bud, Mr. Antivert, helps immensely on the really off-kilter days.
Why the heck-y am I boring the snot-knockers out of you with this? (Why, thank you for asking!) Because vertigo and dizziness are symptoms of so darned many health glitches! (For instance, Multiple Sclerosis is close-friends with vertigo!) So I know a lot of folks out there can identify with the occasional need to sit back and watch the world go by...(Hey! There it goes again!...and again!...and again!...)
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Besides, Verty-Go-Go (There is NOTHING weird about having pet-names for medical glitches!) always makes me think of music. Like the Goo-Goo Dolls’ “Dizzy Up The Girl” or the Carole King classic “I Feel The Earth Move.” And no vertigo list would be complete without “I’m So Dizzy” by Tommy Roe. (Yes, I do have a song for every occasion!)
Also, did you know vertigo can be fun? For one thing, when you’re in public with the family unit, you can embarrass the be-jinkies outta them by constantly listing to the left…and walking into the occasional end-cap or display. (People automatically assume you’re drunk, so all manner of goofy behavior will be ignored!)
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On a seriously bad day, you can inadvertently find yourself limping in left-spiraling circles. Just like a twin-engine boat that’s lost the port-side engine…slow, widening arch-to-the-lefts. Or, you think you’re walking just fine, until hubby grabs your arm because you’ve been leaning more and more toward meeting the ground! (“Hey floor! How’s it goin? Just thought I’d “drop in” for a visit.”) (*laughing like a drunk monkey with a lifetime supple of nitrous oxide* Drop in…get it?)
The one no-no for these days? Driving. Oh yeah, because the world doesn’t stop moving at its own speed and angle just because I sit down. I don’t mind walking into things now and then, but driving into them? Yeah, not so much! *sigh*
But…it’s all part of life in the twisted lane! So I’ll sit back with a cold drink, a munchie or two, construct my “nest” and do my darndest to enjoy the ride!
May your day be filled with life viewed at its proper angle and speed, good friends, good food, and lots of love and laughter!
PS- Just because I was amazed at the things that were accomplished by these folks despite the balance-impairment glitches, here’s a link to a list of well-known peoples who live with Menier’s!
|This? It's my veiw of things after I fall over|
and hit the floor!