If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been the last week, I’m not dead. I haven’t been online much and haven’t been on campus since a week from yesterday.
On Nov. 7th, I was sitting in my structure geology lab when I started to feel really light headed and dizzy. Sometimes this happens and it passes so I didn’t think much of it. This time it didn’t go away. I managed to get through the day, drove home and literally stumbled into my house. I could barely walk. It was just like how you stumble if you get really really drunk or when you get off an amusement park ride.
The next day wasn’t so bad, but on Thursday it got worse. On Saturday it got so bad that I went to the emergency room. I would literally get nauseous turning my head. I puked in the ER and was stumbling as they had me sit and fill out forms.
They ran some tests and the doctor in the ER figures it is some sort of inner ear inbalance. I’m fine so long as I don’t move around. I can lay in bed, or sit sort of reclined at my computer, but walking around is akward. The nausea seems to be gone, but I haven’t been moving around a lot. I’m not sure if my balance is coming back or if I’m just getting used to it….or if there is even a difference.
They guy in ER said I just need to adjust to whatever happened to my inner ear. It could have been a small hair that detects the fluid in my ear that came loose, it could be the fluid itself, or it could be some sort of small sand grain sized thing in my ear that formed and dislodged.
I don’t know what the hell I’m going to do about school. I don’t want to be running around and have this come back while I’m there, then have to have someone drive me home.