I’m so dizzy

Figure in a maze

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!!

I’m Dizzy
I’m Dizzy
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.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

4 thoughts on “I’m so dizzy”

  1. Hey Gareth

    Sorry to hear you are only getting worse. Do you not even have an unwatched season of 24 to keep you company during the day? If not, I recommend taking up the West Wing…

    I’m surprised you credited “Dizzy” to both Vic Reeves AND the Wonderstuff… I would have imagined one as meticulous as you would have ensured credit goes to the original – Tommy Roe…?

  2. Really hope you get to feeling better. I’ve got the cold/virus thingy too so my sympathies are with you. That’s bad enough without the added nuisance of running into doors and ear infections….

  3. @Neil — there is only one version of “Dizzy” that I acknowledge and that’s the classic that was performed by the legendary and unique Mr James Moir and his Wonderstuff backing bandâ„¢.

    @Kate — thanks for the sympathies. Unlike The Verve (check with Neebs for confirmation about authoring credits) the drugs did work and I’m feeling much better now, and less dizzy.

  4. I’m sorry I hadn’t got to your blog a bit sooner. I’m an occasional sufferer of labyrinthitis, and find that anti-histamines are great for relieving symptoms. But I guess you’ve been to your GP now and got some stronger drugs. Hope it all clears up soon.

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