STILETTO – a high pointed HEEL on a woman’s shoe or a small dagger.
WHEELS – a medieval instrument of torture or a vehicle for personal mobility.
It’s taken me a couple of weeks to sit and write this because, ya know, I’m just bored with it. Bored with illness. Bored with things always going wrong. Bored with arranging to go out and some stupid health problem flares up and I have to cancel … again! I try to be upbeat but … oh, I know - feeble, whine-y ass shit, yeah? Bite me!
This time, I had had a bath and was dressing to go and see the Alice Neet exhibition at The Whitechapel. I felt dizzy, sat up and started vomiting … for fourteen hours! Couldn’t open my eyes without more nausea; couldn’t keep even a sip of water down. I was literally hours from being hospitalized … and if you’ve read much of me at all, you will know that I am only willing to go there in a coffin! I HATE hospitals.
Blah, blah, blah, GP, acute episode, prescription medication for the symptoms, stay very still (ain’t that a stretch for a very paralysed person!), will resolve itself eventually, blah, blah, blah!
It took me about a week to recover and I am still very wary about moving my head at all. Even worse, having happened once, it is likely to recur … and do they know why? Of course not! Anything preventative I can do? No, or don’t put yourself in positions that bring it on. Brilliant!
I hate this. It was the Bank Holiday weekend, all wiped out … and now, I haven’t got time to see the Alice Neet at all as it ends on 17 September. How many things have I missed through illness? I am so sick of this in the way John Cleese’s parrot was dead. Sick. Sick. Sick. Sick of it.
A term to describe vertigo that comes and goes (paroxysmal), without a specific associated illness (benign) … the episodes are frightening and difficult to predict ... and are related to the labyrinth system inside the inner ear that is responsible for maintaining balance in the body. There can be associated nausea and vomiting if the vertigo is severe enough.
After the symptoms have gone, some people have recurrences. Occasionally, symptoms persist for months or years and cannot be eased. Fabulous!