Thursday, August 14, 2014

FF - Dizzy Miss Lizzy!

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I'm a little dizzy and my name is Lizzy... (I wanted to insert a YouTube video here, but once again, techno-challenged me...if I figure it out later, I'll come back!)

 I remember how I beamed when I heard the Beatles' "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" on the radio.  "They know who I am!  They made a song about me!"  How many other "Lizzys" were feeling just like me?  I'll bet a gazillion!   Just as Rita, Roberta, Michelle and dozens of other girls were mentioned in their songs, the Beatles made us feel like we were personal friends of theirs...just one of the many reasons why we loved them so much!




Today, Dizzy Miss Lizzy takes on a new meaning for me.  I have a condition called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).  It has come and gone a few times during the last five years or so, but the most recent bout began about a month ago.  Sometimes I feel like I'm spinning (or drunk) and other times, the room...or world around me, is spinning.  Either way, it has not been fun.  In the past, I've managed it with motion sickness pills and the dizziness has gone away.  This time, has not been so easy. I've been treated with medication and physical therapy...yes, there is physical therapy for your inner ear!  Mr. No Excuses compares the therapy to one of those little games from the Cracker Jack boxes where you have to manipulate a little box to get the silver ball to go through a small hole to get to the other side.  The therapist manipulates my head into positions that will cause the loose particles in the wrong place along the loops of my inner ear to find their way to the right place.  It's not painful, but it does make me want to throw up...for about three hours!  One session down; two to go!  And then, I will be HEALED...please give me an AMEN!

I started a new job in a REAL office, with REAL computers and telephones and stuff.  They sell x-ray equipment to dentists all over the world.  Don't worry, though, I won't be exposed to any radiation...although, maybe it could help my dizziness!  Wish me luck!  It's a great place to work and the people are very friendly, funny, silly, and wear cool clothes! 

I'm praying for those in my old home state of Missouri.  Will you join me?  We all need a time-out right now to stop, think and figure out how we can fix it.  I am reminded of the 60's riots in Watts, CA and the 90's riots in Los Angeles after the Rodney King incident.  We need to learn from our mistakes...all of us.  It was scary to live there years ago.  I knew people who knew people who were involved.  I know of blogger friends who live just a few miles from where the hot spots are right now. Hopefully, we can get through this one soon!

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Half-Past Kissin' Time

7 comments:

Lori said...

I have vertigo too and have thought about going for the therapy, but I haven't had a bout in a long time, so I might wait and see. Good luck on your job and praying for the folks in Missouri. Hope you have a great weekend.

Mrs4444 said...

I'm sorry you aresuffering with BPPV;thatsounds awful,and I hope the treatment works! I've been nauseous lately, due to narcotic pain meds, one that in fact (TMI ALERT!) caused me to vomit while also peeing in my pants, THREE times in an afternoon. Not fun. No more percoset for me!!

Congrats on your new job!! Thanks for linking up.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I am about 20-25 minutes from Ferguson. Such a very sad ... and scary ... time. I'm praying for a peaceful resolution.

Jeanie said...

Wow, lots going on for you right now. Congrats on the new job....I hope it goes really well. I also hope that we hear soon from you that the therapy worked and the vertigo is gone.
Yes, praying that things will settle down soon in Ferguson.

Denise Nickerson said...

Love your writings Liz ! Wishing you a full and speedy recovery from BPPV. Congratulations on your new job ! Hugs !

retired not tired said...

I don't have vertigo however I can get dizzy from standing up too quickly. I hope the P T works for you.

Chris H said...

I hope your BPPV symptoms have passed now, never to be felt again.
How's the new job going, it sure sounds like a nice place to be.