Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What might be the lamest medical condition ever...

While we were visiting relatives, we slept on our Aerobed. That first morning I woke up with severe vertigo. It wasn't just dizziness either, but full blown "the room is spinning" vertigo. It lasted about 20 minutes and the rest of the morning I was pretty nauseous. Of course, my first thought was (even though for two more weeks it's 99.9% impossible,) "what if I'm pregnant?" Since that would have put us at least 3 months ahead of schedule and because we were having an especially toddlerific morning, we were very relieved when the test (that I took almost immediately) blinked "not pregnant."

When I was still experiencing the vertigo on Monday, I decided to do what I never do and go to the doctor. Turns out I have something called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, "benign" because it's completely harmless. Well, besides the "room is spinning" sensation. Apparently, there's a one-time physical therapy move that realigns the crystals in the inner ear that cause the vertigo, and I'll be getting that done soon. Doesn't that sound suspiciously "new-agey?" Until then, I'll just not make any sudden movements, and honestly, it's already started to get much better on its own.

The whole experience has left me thinking about two things. The first, of course...



And, the second being, "Oh my goodness, I'm not looking forward to being pregnant with a toddler!" I've been nauseous at least once per day since Friday, and over the weekend when it first started, I was really tired. Since Jeff was around, I was able to take a nap on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I'm not sure how much I've shared with the blog about my pregnancy with Evan, but I pretty much slept away most of the 10 months. I was especially tired, sure, but I'm also just a big fan of sleep, and pregnancy gave me an excuse to do a lot of it.

Now that I have Evan, those days are gone. And as I sat in the car on Friday morning feeling really sick and hearing Evan throw a fit in the backseat, and then later that day trying to lay down while Evan was jumping all over me; I thought to myself - Really? Are you sure about this? Wouldn't you like to wait just a little bit longer?

6 comments:

Chantelle said...

Not lame and definitely not fun (although I never personally experienced it). Did the lovely test for it include tipping you backwards suddenly to evoke the rooming spinning? I can't imagine having that feeling daily. I hope it gets better soon!

We are also about three months out from trying to conceive - although for our first. Exciting times. I'm sure you will do just wonderfully even with a toddler.

VerWaynia said...

Yes, that's exactly the test! Luckily by then I had started to get used to the vertigo, so it wasn't quite as bad as it could have been!

Thanks for the encouragement!

LadyStahl said...

Whenever you need a nap just drop Evan off to play with the girls and you can have a break!

morgan said...

i immediately thought of arrested development and Liza!!! "i'm ok, i'm ok!" that's awesome! but, sorry you're going through that! that sucks! i hate being nauseous! if you want some massage, let me know, i can do some craniosacral stuff for ya that will help as well! let me know how it goes!

morgan said...

sorry,accidentally put "i'm ok, i'm ok" instead of "i'm alright, i'm alright"

Holly said...

Video won't work in Canada! lol.

I totally get what you're saying and I'm glad that my kids are 5 years apart. The older one can read, watch a movie or play quietly on his own if the little one and I need a nap.

BUT, every situation is different. You'll adapt!