Sunday, August 10, 2008

Recalled To Life

Thanks to everyone for their well-wishes and concern about my health!

As you know, I went to visit the doctor a week ago about my sudden vertigo problems. She confirmed that it was most likely just a virus, and fortunately by Tuesday night it had calmed down enough that I was able to sleep in my own bed. I was almost back to normal by the next day, although I didn't drive until late Thursday just to be on the safe side. As is the case with most viruses, I'm still not quite 100%....but I'm getting there!

The real reason why there hasn't been much blogging since then is that the girls had a rather difficult reentry into normal life after almost a week at Grandma and Grandpa's house. It's been two years since I've had to deal with this, and to be honest I had forgotten just how tough it can be. The girls have settled back into their regular routine now, although we have another big adjustment coming up when school starts next week.

In the meantime, there has been a bit of crafting going on around here. I made up another of my tea-towel bags, but gifted it before I was able to take a picture. It was rather pretty, with a yellow liner and periwinkle pockets against black handles. I've also been working rather diligently on samples for several classes I'm going to be teaching over the next couple of months. (More on those later.) One of the two involves miles of garter stitch - which turned out to be a blessing, because that was all I could handle for a while last week because of my virus. A wee case of startitis also hit, and so I cast on for two new projects for myself - both of which I plan on blogging about later today.

However, right now it's in the low 60's outside, and I desperately want to go for a walk with the girls. I can't waste this weather!


Bonnie said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling a little better and that it was only a virus.

I am so glad you posted about those tea towel bags a while back. I've been using mine every day. I love having those handy four pockets on the outside. They're perfect for car keys and small stuff, even small knitting or crochet projects. :-) Before I made it, I had doubts about how sturdy a bag made of towels would be, but it holds lots of stuff with no problem.

Jenny said...

I know that this post was last year, but I was researching 'Garden Party Shawl' through Ravelry and was reading your blog entries and had to comment on your vertigo. It sounds like you had benign positional vertigo which is where the little stones in the inner ear get out of place and cause vertigo. It can be caused by a virus or ear infection which may result in the swelling of parts of the ear, pushing a stone out of place.

There is a simple procedure to move the stone(s) back to their correct position called the Epley Maneuver. Your doctor, or any other person for that matter, can perform this gently particle repositioning maneuver on you and it's like a miracle on the vertigo. You can look it up online and print out the diagrams of the maneuvers in case it ever comes back again--which it very well might.

No sense in being out of pocket with that nauseating vertigo! Hope it helps!