So the last couple of days, I've been feeling oddly dizzy. Actually, it's been most of the weekend, but it didn't get really bad until yesterday. Yesterday I was intending to ride my bike up next to a stop block and step off on to it--my bike is just a little high and I always feel like an idiot trying to get off the damn thing.

Well, I fell like more of an idiot when I got a wave of vertigo, ran the side of my bike tire in to the stop block, and fell over. I left behind several layers of skin from my left arm and leg; my left ulna feels bruised, as does my ego; and the dizziness has just gotten worse. Any time I move my head, it feels like the world wallows like a boat in waves, and I have a vague sort of headache.

I thought maybe I was over-tired; dehydrated; low on magnesium; low on potassium; had screwed up blood sugar; or maybe it was gunk in my sinuses because of my allergies. I looked up symptoms of swine flu, and the first few pages just mentioned regular flu symptoms--nothing about dizzyness. Then one of my coworkers started getting the same symptoms; she went the doctor .... and she's officially Got The Swine Flu.

I think I'm fucked.

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3 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Crap. This sounds way too familiar. Like you, anytime I tilt my head the room begins to spin around me. It's like when you're drunk and hungover in bed, and you roll over, and you get the spins, only this is constant and I haven't been drunk in a while.


    Let me know how your visit with the doctor goes, dear. I'll be seeing mine tomorrow too.

  2. Simon Says:

    Sounds like a trip to the docs is needed. Let HIM confirm it for you before worrying too much...

  3. purplegirl Says:

    I'm definitely going to the doctor; I wouldn't be worrying about it if my friend hadn't been diagnosed. Oh well, I'll find out tomorrow!