Friday FO/NO

For about a week now I have been experiencing dizziness. I attributed it to my Meniere’s, an inner ear imbalance issue. But not having had a dizzy spell since the late 1990’s with that, I wasn’t sure. I usually have ringing ears, and when it gets bad I cut back on salt, even though I am always on a low sodium kick. Sometimes eating out is iffy because of how much sodium is in most restaurant foods. But this time reducing my sodium even more wasn’t helping. I went to the Dr on Wednesday and I have BPV. Benign Positional Vertigo. Ugh! It seems to be getting worse, but at least I have anti dizzy meds and an exercise to get the “stone” back in place. Diva said I have lost my marbles!! Hubster says I have rocks in my head. I can’t argue with either of them. LOL!

While I have been dizzy the sewing has been curtailed and the knitting is non existent. So I have tried to just get my 15 minutes in each day, but Wednesday was a bust. I just didn’t have it in me. Thursday produced a bit of sewing, but nothing to get me closer to a finish on anything. So my Friday FO is a definite NO!! Hope your week was better.

So, how’s your Friday going?

20 thoughts on “Friday FO/NO

  1. April April 19, 2019 / 7:26 am

    Bummer! I hope that vertigo goes away soon. You don’t do well with sitting doing nothing.

    Erika brought me a charity quilt to quilt and it is almost done. I am having so much fun with Violet. So far each quilt has had a different quilting pattern.

    Have a good day.

    • chrisknits April 19, 2019 / 9:51 am

      Thanks! Yes, sitting and doing nothing is not my thing. I might try to knit today and see how it goes. I bet Violet is loads of fun!! I need a Violet in my life. LOL > >

  2. Maggie April 19, 2019 / 7:42 am

    So sorry to hear that! Hope you feel better soon.

    • chrisknits April 19, 2019 / 9:49 am

      Thanks! I know it will get better soon! >

  3. karenfae April 19, 2019 / 8:14 am

    feel better soon – this doesn’t sound fun

    • chrisknits April 19, 2019 / 9:49 am

      Mostly a minor inconvenience than anything. Thanks! > >

  4. nothingbutknit2 April 19, 2019 / 8:49 am

    Oh no! I hope it goes away! Try relaxing and let everyone take care of you:)

    • chrisknits April 19, 2019 / 9:48 am

      Thank you. I am trying to not stay down, at least I can get up and make dinner. But Hubster was mad when he found out I had been driving while dizzy. Well, how else was I going to get to sewing! > >

  5. DelightedHands April 19, 2019 / 9:19 am

    My sympathies. MS messes with my balance–I say my inner gyroscope is ‘off kilter’!
    Moving slower when you have to pick something up will help-try to look up to keep that horizon line straight! You will learn to live with this–we are resilient. (But it is a pain!)

    • chrisknits April 19, 2019 / 9:47 am

      Having fought with Meniere’s for 23 years, I know dizzy, LOL! > >

  6. dezertsuz April 19, 2019 / 10:32 am

    I think my niece has that problem. Another friend’s doctor actually calls them marbles in the ear, and hers went back to the right place – don’t know what the doctor did, but she was so grateful. I’m glad you have the meds, and it can be improved.

    • chrisknits April 19, 2019 / 10:41 am

      Definitely no fun. Right now every time I open my eyes I get hit with a dizzy feeling. Hard to keep my eyes open since the meds make me drowsy. LOL! > >

  7. AJ April 19, 2019 / 12:18 pm

    My co teacher had BPV at the start of the year for more than a month. Don’t rush it!!

    • chrisknits April 19, 2019 / 3:45 pm

      Eek! Say it isn’t possible. I need this gone so I can get up off the chair! > >

  8. Texas Quilter April 20, 2019 / 8:40 am

    I think we need to have a Club for Meniere’s! I also have BPV, and when the dizziness hits the first thing I do is the exercises – like hanging your head on the edge of the bed to get the crystals back in place. I have had more Meniere’s episodes (about 6) since the Oak pollen this year started! I just do not eat out, and cook my food from scratch and gave up salt when I was 18.
    It is not fun to have this fun affliction, but things can be limited by watching sugar and salt. (no fun).
    I do hope they showed you the exercise to do to get those crystals back in place because the outcome is immediate! I watch bending down and looking down as that will also cause the crystals to get out of where they belong – think it is called aging! Ugh

    Have a great Easter and hoping you are better. I do hope you are better!

    It is interesting that we can drive while having the Vertigo – but sitting does stop the world from spinning!

    • chrisknits April 20, 2019 / 3:20 pm

      So far I am not finding relief. The Dr said to call back on Monday if it’s not stopped and they will have PT do the exercises in house. I am doing them, but even the meds are not stopping the bouts of spinning. Too bad my head isn’t a spinning wheel, I could be making yarn! > >

  9. rl2b2017 April 21, 2019 / 3:24 pm

    Hi Chris! Oh man, I hope that crystal gets back in place quickly. That dizziness is just awful. I have a bit of vertigo off and on but not steady. I wonder what exercises they have you doing? I hope they are helping. {{{Hugs}}} a bunch for you and Happy Easter. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits April 21, 2019 / 4:06 pm

      Thanks! I am sure it will get better, just hoping without PT. They do something called an Epley Maneuver. > >

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