Oh the irony of the last post title….
Yes folks, Ménière’s disease induced vertigo has been blighting my life again! I read a great description of a rotational vertigo attack. It went something like this.
Imaging being in a washing machine on the fast spin.
Then imagine that on the worst roller-coaster ride you can imagine.
Then imagine that roller-coaster being on a boat in a huge storm in the ocean.
All got that – well it’s sort of close.
My wife ages ago had arrange for us to go see War Horse on stage as my birthday present. We got to the theatre into our seats etc. I’d not felt brilliant all day having had a vertigo attack in the night a couple of days before hand. Minutes before the start it hit me. That feeling like the world is suddenly spinning uncontrollably. I gripped hard to the rail in front of my seat and closed my eyes. But it makes no real difference. We abandoned our seats me crawling some of the way out of the auditorium. I ended up being violently sick. The body thinks, this is nonsense I must be poisoned let’s get out the last thing I eat. Hmmm… evolutionary safety procedures are all well and good… except when they don’t help!
The staff were really lovely and my dear wife again huge forbearance putting up with me. But I’m gutted we of course missed the show. Then it all happened again two days later, this time at work in a meeting I suddenly shout shit, grab the table and then stagger, stumble out the room. Again huge thanks for my colleagues helping me out and my wife again having to drive closer to London to get me at a station that was quicker to get to.
I’m so fed up with this thing. All reports I read are that for most it just keeps getting worse. Some go into some kind of remission but there’s no treatment at all really and precious little research into a non-life threatening condition that very few people suffer with. I know all that – doesn’t help my levels of self pity at times like this I’m afraid.