Wow, I cannot believe on Sept. 22nd, I will have been Dizzy 24/7, 365 Days. That is just sad. This has been the TOUGHEST trial of my life, as all of you know but I am thankful that so far I have survived this. We are all survivors.
Tomorrow is my darling daughter’s 1st birthday! I am so happy! I hate the fact though that her special day also brings reminders of the day my life changed forever.
2 days after giving birth, I awoke to my new normal- Constant rockiness/disequilibrium. I have lived with MAV attacks since the age of 10, I just didn’t know what it was. After seeing many doctors, getting tests, etc. I was diagnosed with MAV, finally grateful to have an answer. Since taking Topamax, I have not had an MAV attack! I just cannot shake this 24/7 other crap. What is it?!
Whether it’s another variant of the migraine, Chronic Subjective Dizziness, or possibly a leakage from my spinal block a year ago from my c-section, I know I need to keep moving forward in this fight.
I can say, without a shadow of doubt, that all of you have been LIFESAVERS! Seriously, I think I would be in a mental instituition if it weren’t for all of you. Knowing I’m not the only one living in this mess has been such a blessing. I wish that one day we could all meet and give each other big hugs!
The thought of living my life like this the rest of my life scares me to death, but hey, at least it is living?! I still have options and choices to try and I think I’m going to look into the CSF first to see if I have a leakage. I think the timing of having my spine punctured and this dizziness hitting isn’t coincidence. If not, I’ll try Celexa for the Chronic Subjective Dizziness which could be worth a shot.
This last year has rocked my world, shaked my family and has changed my life. I am no longer who I used to be but hope that I can keep pressing forward and can continue to be the best wife and mother that I can be. Well, “Happy Anniversary” to me! :?