So I have had a bit of a rough day. It started this morning when I got up, and was feeling a bit dizzy. I figured I was hungry and that it would go away after breakfast. I had a shower and got dressed, ate and headed for work.
Then it started… the vertigo, every time I turned my heads it took the rest of the world a couple seconds to realign itself. And it kept getting worse. I figured if I could just get to work, it would be okay. Work is at the other end of the city. As I drove through rush hours traffic I kept trying to convince myself that it would pass and I would be okay.
That is, until, I started to black out. So I pulled over, turned off my van and put my hazards on and then called 911. I think the EMT thought I was crazy when she first got there, responding to a “dizzy lady” on the busiest street in the city. But when she watched me try to walk to the ambulance and I couldn’t do so without my arms out like a low flying seagull.
They took me to the hospital, which incidentally is a lot like a jail. Unless you have a lawyer a friend with you, you are screwed when it come to communicating with the outside world.
Everything is fine, it just turns out I have vertigo. Which until today, I didn’t realize was a real thing… I thought it was like the flu or an ear infection. (As an FYI vertigo can happen from crystals forming in your semi-circular canals in your ears, and in turn screwing around with your brain).
So they let me go, which is fine except that I am still dizzy and my van is parked on the side of Deerfoot Trail, and I can’t get a hold of my husband. But lucky for me I have amazing friends who came to my rescue, two of them, one to drive my sorry butt home, and the other to drive my van.
So I am at home, relatively unscathed. And trying really hard to NOT move my head.