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Am I back?
« on: March 05, 2012, 03:29:07 PM »
I put this on the blog today.  First thing I've written in months.

"Vertigo:

Once again, I have been a victim of the dreaded condition.  After a two month bout, I think I am finally over it.  The odd thing is that when you deal with vertigo for an extended period of time, there is a bit of uncertainty that follows.  Am I really over it, or am I still dizzy?  I really hate it.  I kept telling myself that it wasn't that bad this time, but every time I though it was gone, I would lean over in a direction that would get everything going and everything would get going and I would be stumbling around for a few days.  This time, when I went to the ENT, I was thinking "Oh, it's not really that bad" even though I was walking down the hallway feeling like the wals were at an angle, the ceiling thinner that the floor.  I lied down with the doctor holding my head and I was on a roller coaster.  It's interesting when the feeling hits, and the little chrystals start moving through the inner ear canals like a high speed subway, I instantly, and instinctively try to go into a fetal position.  All in all, I'm much better now."

Also, my homelife has changed from living with an elderly person to caring for an elderly person.  It's been a roller coaster of a year.  Needless to say, extreme happiness knowing that a short vacation trip to Boston to see The Dropkick Murphys and The Barber of Seville is a week away.
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Re: Am I back?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 03:31:51 PM »
Best wishes!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 06:56:06 PM »
Good luck with your vertigo and enjoy your trip!
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 01:44:00 AM »
Sounds a liitle like what I've been experiencing with this headcold I've had for a week. Its getting better but it made an asault on my sinus passages. Felt a lot of dizziness. The interesting thing I've noticed about an ailment like this is that it forces you to meditate and you stop and really experience the moment. I got to the point where I couldn't read because putting my glasses on would just inflame my sinuses.  I could listen though, got some ambient music in. Can't wait to get out and walk and exercise again.
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Re: Am I back?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012, 10:20:09 AM »
Good luck sorting it out, Wayne.

I've been dealing with a sinus infection for more than three months, even through multiple rounds of medication. This has definitely ruined my December, January and February. It's been difficult to accomplish much beyond the necessary minimum.

Just made my first visit to an ENT specialist yesterday and he's trying an even more intense and lengthy round of antibiotics combined with steroid sinus spray.
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Re: Am I back?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 02:09:30 PM »
I hope you do continue to get better, Wayne. After following Mike's illness recently and a few others I know, I appreciate more how lucky I am to not suffer from anything serious.
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Re: Am I back?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2012, 08:19:32 PM »
Sorry to read of your sufferings. Get well gentlemen!

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Re: Am I back?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 05:39:04 AM »
hope you all get well soon,

some good news - I don't need a hernia operation - it seems I had a swollen lymph gland.

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Re: Am I back?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 01:15:44 PM »
Wow - the thread of woe!

Wayne - best of luck on the vertigo. 

Seren...  hernia is a lymph gland?  That's a weird one (I had a double hernia op a few years ago) - but hey - if they can get that lymph gland down - awesome!   Best of luck to you.

Mike - sheesh man - we need to get you over that nasal problem!  At least you have Lena to nurse ya to health.

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Re: Am I back?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 01:44:23 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_paroxysmal_positional_vertigo

Good explination here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dix-Hallpike

What they do that fixes it.  I tried it at home.  That's why I went back to the dr.
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Re: Am I back?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 06:08:59 AM »
to cut a long story - the lymph gland was noticed after a really bad coughing fit.

The doctor saw the lump before he realised I had something other than flu - prostatitis.

Prostatitis is like having heavy flu (not man flu) and then having a urinary tract infection on top....which when it started was such an experience I couldn't believe i had not tried it before.

but the lymph gland unswolled itself as the infection cleared - so no surgery needed......

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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2012, 09:33:19 PM »
Been gone for a while, but I was hoping your sinuses are better, Mike.

My sinuses went bad about 20 years ago.  I had 3 surgeries in 4 years -- between the second and third the Mayo clinic published a study on why some people need sinus surgery.  I fit the description and haven't needed surgery since.

But I do get frequent, long-lasting sinus infections.  Antibiotics would help me shake them most of the way, but then they'd flare up again.  About two years ago my sinus doc made a connection to some research that showed some people have colonies of bacteria in their nostrils.  Antibiotics in the blood don't reach them, and they move back into the sinuses pretty easily.  Now when I get a sinus infection, in addition to conventional antibiotics, I get an antibiotic ointment to spread inside my nose.  It's made a big difference.

Anyway, I'm sure this qualifies as TMI.  ;)  I hope you've got it beat!
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