This past Thanksgiving morning (2011), I opened my eyes to find them spinning like a cartoon character who just got hit over the head. Not only did it feel like the room was whirling around, but the entire house … no … make that the entire world. I think I finally felt the earth spinning on its access.
My husband and I thought I might be having a stroke, so we called an ambulance. I won’t go into the details from here, but let’s just say the experience was not a good one. However, I was extremely fortunate not to be having a stroke or anything more debilitating.
After five days in a hospital with nightmare care, or should I say, lack of care from the nurses, it was determined that I had vertigo. They released me without any medications, telling me it would go away in a couple of weeks. It did not. My eyes stopped twirling, but I still felt like I just stepped off a merry-go-round. And, it was constant, no breaks. I even woke up in the night feeling like I might twirl off the bed.
It took a couple of office visits to my general practitioner. He finally came up with the right medications needed, for a total of two months off my feet with vertigo.
The good news is, that I got better. The bad news is, I’m suddenly suffering with bouts of vertigo this last week again. At times I may not be able to keep up with reading my favorite bloggers, or with this blog. I’d appreciate any positive thoughts and or health blessings sent my way.
In the mean time, every morning I say a meditation/prayer that comes in a pamphlet. Each date has a different topic. Such a coincidence to find today’s happened to be on “wellness.” Of course, there are no coincidences. Here is the one I turned to for today, April 11, 2012. Hope it inspires anyone else with health issues today too. 🙂
I am well in mind, body and spirit.
As I focus on wellness – whether mental, physical or spiritual – I become healthier in every area of my life. Affirmations of Truth promote my mental well-being. I affirm: … I am guided by the light of God. I am one with Divine Mind. I am well.
To care for my physical body, I get adequate rest, eat healthy food and keep my body moving with vigor and enthusiasm. My actions are expressions of faith. … I am strong and I am well.
Prayer and meditation nurture my spiritual health. In the silence, I listen for instruction and guidance. I experience the total well-being that flows from God’s presence in me. I am well in mind, body and spirit. ~ Daily Word
He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” ~ Luke 8:48