Wandering Thoughts

January 25, 2010


Filed under: Aortic Valves,Reactive Arthritis — terence @ 8:05 pm

Sometime petty early Sunday morning I rolled over in bed. And I kept rolling: welcome back vertigo.

I’ve had vertigo before. A very few times before surgery and more regularly since. There was week about this time last year when I lolled around walking like I was on the deck of a ship at sea. But yesterday’s encounter was by far the worst. If I lay on my side and didn’t move I felt ok. But if I sat up or, heaven forbid, tried to stand the room swum and made me nauseous real quick.

Jo’s away and I couldn’t even think about driving, so the medevac involved my father coming to collect me and an embarrassing retreat back to my parents’. With a stop on the way to throw up and another one at the after hours medical centre in Lower Hutt.

Today I’m feeling a fair bit better; either because the Stematol is working or the vertigo passing. More than anything else though I really want a break. A year, a few months even, with less pain, no heart worries and no new symptoms to try and work my life around. I know I shouldn’t moan as things could be much, much worse but this evening I’m just a little tired of it all.


  1. How are the attacks of Vertigo been going? Have you seen a specialist yet for them? Unless you actually suffer from vertigo attacks, no one will ever understand that vertigo is completely debilitating and can put your life on hold until it subsides!

    Comment by stopdizziness — April 16, 2011 @ 10:38 am

  2. Hi there,

    Thanks for your comment. I’ve been lucky: they’ve more or less stopped (unless I get particularly tired). But I agree – when you’ve got them they are remarkably debilitating.

    Comment by terence — April 17, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

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