That would be vertigo folks. This nasty little disorder that I have has kicked up a notch thanks to what we fondly refer to here in Southern California as, June gloom. Our close proximity to the ocean, makes my June gloom days last nearly all day long. Which means I stay in an almost constant vertigo state, accompanied by headache, ear pressure, hearing loss and finally nausea as a chaser. Weather plays a huge role in how I manage this thing and the barometric pressure is not my friend lately. I am made of hearty stock. I really am. I barely give a passing glance to my asthma. 3 meds a day and I am good to go. Lupus and my new Sjogrens' diagnosis, again, medication, gamma globulin shots and no worries. But this, this is the pits. Meniere's is a fairly rare disorder, .2% of the population, so I have yet to find a trusty cohort that I can complain to and who really understands and gets how absolutely awful and frustrating it can be. Even within my family. They try. They really do but unless you live in my head, or one similar, there is no way to explain this thing to anyone.
So what else can I do but suck it up and keep going. Which I do. I move about in a fog, most all day long. That is the way it has been for the last almost 2 weeks. Concentration is shot and talk about tongue tied. If I am out in public, and run into someone, I am certain that after they walk away from our conversation, they will have most certainly concluded that I have taken to drinking during the daylight hours. Occasionally, I am rendered completely incapacitated and am left crawling on hands and knees to the bathroom, puking till the episode passes. Luckily, those episodes have made themselves scarce this time around. So yeah, that is what's happening with me. Fun times.
However, despite it all, we have manged to string along some fun things this first week or so of summer break. Like the beginning of our much anticipated weekly beach days.
A trip to the California Science Center to see an amazing exhibit of artifacts found beneath the depths of the Mediterranean Sea from the reign of Cleopatra in ancient Egypt. Very few know this about me but, given another chance in this life, I might just want to be an archaeologist. No joke. Of course while still being a mother, traipsing about the globe and all. But in all honesty, the History Channel. National Geographic and archaeological finds, that stuff seriously excites me. Who would have thought, uh?
Next up, the boys and their fun loving and I must say brave, future brother in-law Matt, went to the Kings Parade in LA honoring our hometown champs. My resident Kings fanatics, were beside themselves with excitement.
And finally, there was Father's Day at Dodger Stadium, with a 'Play Catch with your Dad', after the game, down on the field. The boys and Mark had a blast and are looking forward to many more Dodger games in the upcoming season. I think that is a quintessential thing to do just with your dad, so that is why I am happy to have them go bond all by their lonesomes. Well, that and the fact that I do not dig baseball. This says a self proclaimed tomboy, so I must really not like baseball, uh?. Does that make me Un-American?
Well, a few other things to share but have to bring this to a close. Another oh so lovely aspect of my life, effected by Meniere's, is my ability or rather inability, to engage in reading or things having to do with the computer.
Like I said. Fun times.