In the words of Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff:
I’m so Dizzy, my head is spinning
Like a whirlpool, it never ends
And it’s you [viral labyrinthitis], making it spin
you’re making me dizzy
I appear not to have completely shaken the viral cold nonsense that I’ve been fighting for over two weeks now. On Saturday morning I woke up, stumbled to the top of the stairs and just about tumbled down them. I went promptly back to bed, assuming that I was simply tired.
I was, but that wasn’t the reason for my dizziness. I now appear to have developed some kind of viral labyrinthitis which has left me feeling quite, quite dizzy.
I phoned the GP this morning (Monday). The first appointment I can get is 08:30 on Friday. Ah … what hospitality!
Hopefully I’ll stop walking into things before then. Our study/home-office has a fairly standard width doorway — what, 3 feet or so? Didn’t stop me from walking smack-bang into the architrave this evening. My glasses went flying into the darkness; I seriously thought I’d broken them.
Jane had to come to the rescue and locate them, thankfully they were in one piece, on the carpeted floor. I can’t even see my hand any further away from my face than a few centimetres (like about 10 cm), let alone my feet!!
Like a whirlpool
(Repeat till end)
Tuesday 22 January, 07:45
I woke up this morning with a burning right ear. Oh great! I appear to have a proper ear infection now. I sincerely hope that the GP practice can be a little more accommodating today and see me with very little notice. Otherwise I’m going to be in pain, pain, pain.