Three (3) Years and A Vertigo
My husband and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary yesterday at St. Luke’s Hospital. Feeling extremely dizzy over the past three days since Monday, I realized it was high time to consult a physician. We went to an internist and upon relating all the symptoms that I was feeling; he came to an initial finding that it could be vertigo. So he referred me to an EENT specialist to have my ear checked.
When I went to the EENT specialist, I openly told him that I was feeling dizzy for three consecutive days. Not just dizzy but as if everything/everyone around me is spinning like crazy even with eyes closed and on the bed as I turn my head from one side to the other. I cannot work. I cannot focus. I couldn’t even get up and my ears are painful. So he clearly said, it’s “vertigo.” He then checked my ears and said that the infection could be on the inner part of my ears that caused me to lose balance. The doctor then got his pen, started writing and prescribed me a medicine that will last for 7 days. The medicine will soothe my dizziness or rather make it stop.
Curious, I asked what are the causes of vertigo because I heard from Zoe’s pediatrician that vertigo is a sign of old age and that it is too early for me to have it. I was quick to say, “Old age??? 34??? No way, doc!” So I asked the EENT specialist if it’s true. He clearly denied that statement by saying; “vertigo could hit anyone at any age but is common among women.”
Being married for the past three years, I have had kidney stones, heart condition, hyperthyroidism, and now, vertigo. I feel like I am collecting different forms of sickness as the years pass by. Could it be my eating habits? I love taking spices like fish sauce, soy sauce, vinegar and more with food but I don’t like salty dishes. I cook the natural way as much as possible. I am not a fan of preservatives. I tried going to the gym too but with my present condition, I am not allowed to indulge in any physical activities for the meantime. I am positive with what the doctor said, “vertigo is curable but there’s a possibility that it is a recurring condition.”
Going back to our wedding anniversary, we didn’t want to spoil it because of my vertigo. To celebrate the said occasion, my husband and I had a sumptuous seafood fest dinner at a Hot Pot Shabu Shabu Restaurant in Banawe after my checkup.
Then I realized that three years had passed. A total of 1,096 days filled with bittersweet memories and most of the time, happy– especially with our little Zoe. In a span of three years, we were able to experience a lot of things. And whenever we would encounter any difficulty in our marriage, I am proud to say that my husband never felt like giving up. Not on me. Not on us. Over the years, we learned so many things and most of all, to be patient with each other. Like most married couples we knew before we got married, we were advised that marriage isn’t a bed of roses all the time. Especially when we were newly-weds with no kid to take care of.
Now that we’re three and counting, we look forward to many years together with or without vertigo. It’s just a way of God’s telling us that not all marriages are made in heaven but couples could do anything to make it possible.
Did you ever encounter a similar situation? You wanted to go out and celebrate an important occasion but you just couldn’t possibly do so because of your condition. Worse, you could not control your temper too. What did you do to turn a negative feeling to a positive situation?
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