Friday, February 9, 2018

Strange Beast

It has not been the day we planned.  Our plans were to head south this morning to the beach.  We would celebrate Rick's birthday a few weeks late but that was ok.  But this week has been a toughie for me, 3 flares with Meniere's, 3 bouts of vertigo and nausea.  The latest one hit last night on the drive home from work.  Thankfully I was only about two miles from home when it hit like it does, out of the blue.

Seeing the doc this week, there are meds that I am taking but it takes awhile for them to get rid of the inflammation.  I am better tonight, just drained from so taking so much of the nausea meds and a migraine because of the weather.  ( storms moving in)

We rescheduled our beach trip.  The hotel was very understanding, and thankfully so is my husband.
After all who wants to spend their time at the beach in the hotel room unable to walk and consumed with nausea.  One thing about this disease,  I will never have to diet.  :)

I had a small meltdown this morning, a pity party of sorts.  I just had to put my big girl panties on and remind myself, things could be so much worse.

So, tonight I am cooking Rick a great dinner, salmon filets, fresh green beans with small steamed red potatoes and chocolate cheesecake.  I think he will be happy.  It's not quite food at the beach, but it's good.

Chronic disease is such a strange beast.  To see me, no one would ever guess the lungs are diseased, the immune system is shot and then there is the Menieres..  but I know, believe me I know, things could be worse.

Wishing you all a weekend of kindness, days of joy and always peace.


  1. Jilda, I too have one of those self pity party now and then and that's exactly what I do, I put on my big girl panties and move on.

    It must be so disappointing to be hit so often with the Menieres. I'm wondering if you moved to a drier climate, if it would help your lungs. Easier said than done.

    Hugs, Julia

  2. One would think yoga 's the answer to illness. The thing is you don't just practice yoga, you teach it, and to people with addictions. This might cause stress you're not even aware of,stress which could ultimately lead to inflammations.
    A change of climate (as Julia suggested) might also help. And above all, reevaluate the drugs you take, as they might cause damage.

  3. Sometimes a pity party is necessary to get rid of those feelings. Then you can start to deal with the problem.