About a week before we took our daughter to college I woke up and the bedroom was spinning. This was not to be confused with feeling dizzy..the room was literally rotating past my eyes. The inability to “snap out of it” and make it stop was profoundly unsettling.
I struggled for several days with the symptoms coming and going until I finally went to the doctor. She prescribed a medication that worked quickly and effectively. I have since been able to stop taking it and seem to be fine – for now.
Vertigo…who would have thought? It came out of nowhere and almost threatened to upend our entire trip. As I read about the condition I found myself falling into uncomfortable categories of people who are prone to this type of problem- the big one being “women over fifty”……..OUCH!!
I guess some things are inextricably linked to getting older, and no matter what I do to take care of myself, I can’t ignore the shifting statistics regarding certain health issues. This doesn’t mean I won’t keep fighting the good fight to stay as fit and healthy as I can, but obviously there will be occasional adjustments..
For starters -no more downward dog.