”I started to feel odd soon after New Year. I would be walking the dogs and be unsteady on my feet. I began to hold on to trees. I wouldn’t look round to see if Mini Puppy had stopped to sniff, as that would make me dizzy.
”It got worse. I couldn’t get out of the car. I felt so dizzy in the Co-op, I’ve never dared go back. I’d wake up, and the stripe of light from the window seemed horizontal. I’d be watching TV and suddenly the room would spin. I would only have a minute to make it up to bed. Once I’m dizzy, I vomit for 24 hours. These attacks have grown more frequent: every few days.”
Read this by Liz Jones in ‘You’ magazine back in July and immediately thought she is probably ‘one of us’. Following her hospital scan she updated thus:
”if I get the all-clear and a cure for the vertigo, I’m determined to enjoy life. To not dread the walk upstairs. To be able to turn my head to watch Mini Puppy sniff. To go to the Co-Op without hanging on to strangers. That’s all I want. That will be enough”
I’d have hated to disillusion her about the ‘cure’ but her symptoms certainly seem familiar. Therefore, having it read, I felt I really had to post this link to her recent ENT consultation experience. She certainly was very unlucky. I wouldn’t want it to put anybody off attending a vital appointment. It can’t regularly be that bad. It will be fascinating to hear her eventual diagnosis.