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I Might Have Broken Something...

On the 14th of February it was pretty obvious I had an eye infection of some sort in my right eye, but I'd had a bunch of those in the past, and on the 15th John was going to Fort Collins to do a talk about the flood recovery work he was doing, so Jet and I went with him as support and as witness. It was important and a good thing, but that afternoon, my eye started really hurting, so we went to the Urgent Care clinic before it was going to close and I got antibiotics for what was a bacterial infection in that eye.



The week was crazy. I had Cabinet Wednesday night and I rolled out a plan involving a new task force to help us with all the changes that are coming this summer and fall, and it involved me making up the plan, getting myself together for the meeting, and the meeting went just great. Then I stayed after with two people who were concerned about other things until nearly midnight in the chapel. I then had to get messages out to the congregation by Thursday and mailings figured out the following Tuesday and...

Saturday was the memorial service. We had to have a dessert for that, so I made a Dutch Apple cake that my mom used to make when I was a kid, it was an old Midwest recipe she'd gotten from university friends when she was there for graduate school, so it has a lot of old memories for me.

Saturday at 8 am was Jet's Solo and Ensemble performance, all the bands break up into small ensemble groups that perform at a local school under the watchful eye of a professional musician and he gives them advise on how to get better. It was pretty amazing listening to two trombones and two xylophones go at a Baroque piece at speed. For only playing for a bit more than two years, Jet's gotten amazingly good with his instrument. Jet and I went back to sleep after that, and then he made me breakfast, and then he went to a friend of his while we went to the service and the luncheon. That was good.

When we all got home after that, the snow started to blow, and so we decided to just clean the whole house, top to bottom, as it had been a while since we'd been able to do that. We used to have cleaners that came every two weeks, but they retired, so we're now doing it ourselves. It's paid off in that Jet now knows how to do all those tasks, when before he'd have had no clue. Still, by the time we were done, it was time for me to start the roast chicken for dinner, and after dinner, we had to make snacks for the next day, so I made a sticky rice cake with a red bean filling. Yum.

Sunday was a little crazy with the snow, but we did all right, and the announcement about the task force was well received, and the cake even better received, especially by the kids that just devoured a lot of it. *laughs* That afternoon was mostly a quiet evening with the snow, but I stayed up a little later than I should have, writing about the service and doing Minecraft on my own after having built some things with Jet using the BigDig mods. I was very grateful that it was my last day on the antibiotic ointment in my eye, as it had been blurring my vision in my right eye tremendously.

This morning when I woke up, I thought at first something was still wrong with my right eye. I wasn't really able to focus with it very well. And then I tried to get up and the whole world felt like it was tilting. When I tried to walk to the bathroom, the whole world swayed, and I had to put my hands on the walls to keep my balance. Vertigo. I remembered my sister's descriptions of it, and she's lived with it for years, and now I understand exactly what she was describing. I was determined to see Jet off to school, though, so I brushed my teeth, put myself together, and just ignored the dizziness.

I went downstairs, asked John to make a me a little breakfast, and ate it thinking it could only do me good to be sustained. Then, when I stood up and walked to the front door to see Jet off, the motion and dizziness and nausea all caught up to me, and I closed my eyes, ran for the bathroom, and threw up thoroughly.

Jet went off to school, still worried about me while I was at that, John took care of him, no problems.

I have now spent most of the rest of the day in bed, and did a little research, and it seems that an inflammation of the inner ear, or a viral infection, common after a sinus infection, or other infection in the connected channels can cause it. It's only a cause for concern after 3 days. I sincerely hope this doesn't go that long, it's awfully disconcerting when I can't even make it downstairs in my own house. I've found a very comfortable place in my bed, with my head supported so that I don't have to tilt or turn it much, and the laptop keeps me connected, still. I was feeling pretty damned isolated for the morning, but I got a few things done and can watch a little Crunchyroll.

Maybe it's my body's way of saying Rest NOW. I think I'd best listen...
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That's an excellent question, really. But a friend of John's said that she got hit by the same thing, and after 18 hours of sleep, she felt much better. It seems that there are a couple of cases of this going around in the locale.

Still, if I'm not better in the morning, I'll do exactly that. Thank you!!