In a place called vertigo

posted by Jeff | Monday, October 13, 2008, 6:56 PM | comments: 1

I used to just think vertigo was a cool song from U2, but unfortunately Diana has a history with the medical condition.

She had a severe episode of vertigo before I met her, but warned me about the possibility of it coming back at some point. Obviously the caution comes with amusement rides, but for the most part she hasn't had any real issues. (Except in Shrek 4-D at Universal, which frankly messes with my head too.)

This morning though she could barely stand up, which scared the hell out of me, so I worked from home. I guess there hasn't been a ton I could do aside from driving and running errands, but still. The going theory is that she's got some fluid build-up in her ears and/or sinuses, which is screwing up her balance.

It's kind of nice to take care of her for a change though. It's one of the things that I need in a relationship, the opportunity to be a provider in some way. I just wish it didn't have to be under circumstances where she felt so crappy.


Iceracer, October 14, 2008, 4:49 AM #

I can relate to the vertigo challenge. Sharon also suffers from the condition, which in her case is definately caused by issues with her inner ear. The problem stems from damage to her inner ear some years ago. Medication does battle the effects of the vertigo, but for the most part she just has to work her way through it. With a severe attack she is basically unable to function. Jeff, just be there for her. From my experience, it is as scary for her as it is for you!

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