Joelle Duran (shout_of_joy) wrote in shouts_of_joy,
Joelle Duran

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My thanks to everyone who has prayed for me! Today I am counting my blessings:

     I am grateful that I can take time off work to deal with my vertigo, both because my boss is very understanding, and because I have loads of vacation time stashed away so I don't need to worry about that. It was very good to have today off, and I'm glad I had already arranged to have next Monday off.

     Thank God for Bonine! Haven't thrown up yet, thanks to that wonderful stuff, though it has come close at times.

     Also grateful that I have two bathrooms in my place, and the lower one is on the same level as where I sleep. Although I generally avoid using that toilet since it's an ancient water-hog, I make an exception for during the night with my vertigo. I can't keep my balance in the dark, but thankfully I can crawl there if I must, and not have to deal with any stairs.

     The biggest difference between my 2011 struggle with vertigo and this year is that I'm now living in a place that is full of stairs, unlike my old place with no steps at all. So thank God I haven't fallen yet!

     Today was the best day yet, and the vertigo hardly bothered me (though my head still felt 'off') until after 3. It was nice to stay home and take it easy, and get caught up on some things I've been feeling too sick to attend to.

     (If anyone is curious about the cause and symptoms of what I'm going through, Wikipedia has a decent overview of vestibular neuronitis (except that it treats it as being the same as labyrinthitis, which I do not have). For people who aren't scared of medical jargon like 'etiology,' 'nystagmus,' or 'ischemia,' Medscape has a really good and detailed write-up.)
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