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Getting on with life

I've got a massage today after canceling it twice for being sick. Have I said lately how much I love my massage therapist? Well I'm getting on with life. I stopped taking the meclizine though i carry one in my pocket just in case. What I figured out was it's primary purpose is to relax you and by that I mean so relaxed you are almost prone so you don't get nervous about vertigo and wierd noises in your ears. Plus it keeps the motion sickness at bay a bit. But it does nothing to address the inner ear stuff that is causing the problem. So I was tired all the time and it was messing with my digestive tract. I found a homeopathic temporary cure that at least addresses putting the liquid in your inner ear back in balance for a bit. It's called VertiFree. I'm going to try it and see if it works. Otherwise, I'm just ignoring most of the symptoms and going on.For some period each day, I get the feeling that the room is moving around me and my keyboard looks like it's mounted on a downhill surface. Sometimes I get a loud ringing in my ears. But after a few days, that becomes your usual state and you learn to ignore it. Although I'm still walking a little funny. No one has accused me of being drunk in a few days. It does feel like it's getting better day by day. Last week, the first time i drove in 2 weeks, backing out of the driveway made me have to stop and catch my breath because you get this sensation that as you go backward, a strong wind is blowing at your back. Makes you kinda sick you know? But today I was speeding down the interstate in the fast lane going 80 and listening to loud 80's hair metal with not too many problems. You don'treally wantto look in your rear view at cars switching lanes much though. Not a pretty picture.

I just rescheduled the vacation I was supposed to be on this week. I didn't really want to see what flying would do to an inner ear problem. So April 11-19, I will be in a and around Eugene, Oregon up to Seatlle. Planning to stay mostly with nayrene but know I want to visit with duskfrog when I'm in Seattle. So If there are other folks in that area who'd like a visit, please let me know and I'll work it out.

By the way, I met the lovely nayrene on Facebook. She's a pretty cool chick so friend her if you like.

I'm on Facebook quite a bit if you'd like to friend me there. I'm under Mark A. Dierker. You've got an even chance of chatting with me there throughout the day if that's your thing.

I'm headed to Dubuque tomorrow for the day to see the people who report directly to me and take a few meetings. Then I'll check on the farm which Ive not done in three weeks, tomorrow night. Then Friday, I'm taking off for NC for a fast trip to attend the Shawnee Spring Council meeting and see my cousin Johnnie have is naming ceremony. He will be Blue Fox from now on. A member of the Wolf Clan like me. Pitures will follow and if I get a chance tonight, I'll post pics of my trip to San Francisco last month.

Peace,

Wander

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vainpoppy
Mar. 17th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Do you have Ménière's disease?
wander
Mar. 17th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
Nope, luckily it's just labyrinthitis but no prognosis on how long it will last or when it will come back.

W
vainpoppy
Mar. 17th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Either way it sounds no fun. I get ear infections year round. From the sounds of this I have no problems at all!
wander
Mar. 17th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
First ear infection I've had in probably 30 years.Product of the latest round of flu or whatever it is. I'm not a fan.

W
vainpoppy
Mar. 17th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
I didn't start getting them until I was in my late 20's. I didn't even have them when I was little.
wander
Mar. 17th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
And when you are an adult, they hang with you longer too. yuck.

W
celestialmarvel
Mar. 17th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
I hope that your ear problem gets solved soon. Those must be some weird sensations.
wander
Mar. 17th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah but you can ignore a lot of them as you get used to them and you realize things are not really spinning out of control.

W
redsgoddes
Mar. 18th, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
Hope it doesn't last too long and you are back to normal (or as normal as you can be hee hee) soon. I'm on facebook too, feel free to friend me, you know my name.
wander
Mar. 18th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
Damn what is her name? Actually I've forgotten how to spell your last name so if you want to friend me, feel free.

W
redsgoddes
Mar. 18th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
Oh ha ha.. okay when I come back from what I am going to do, I shall friend you and you can join me and some of my DS friends as well as some family on my facebook.
aditu
Mar. 18th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Ugh, sounds frustrating, but I'm glad you're feeling better. I guess I hadn't realized it would stick around so long when you mentioned it before. :( I had a strange outer ear infection a few years ago which I found rather strange.
I'll be curious to see whether the homeopathic remedy helps.
Hoping you keep getting better....
wander
Mar. 18th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
Tomorrow is my first long drive (200 miles) and that will be a test too.

Thanks!

W
iamcyber
Mar. 18th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
I've heard that Lipo-Flavanoid helps with the ringing...not sure about the vertigo/odd feeling.

You still finishing up antibiotics to ensure that the infection causing it is gone for good?
wander
Mar. 18th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Nope, finished those up last week. And getting the steroid out of me now too. I feel muchy better otehr than the vertigo. I'll research the lipo.

W
chimerae
Mar. 18th, 2009 10:19 am (UTC)
Is there anyone good in your area who works with Cold Laser? It could be helpful to clear your inner ear. I have been astonished how much it can do in a single visit.

If you can find someone good, there's probably a protocol specifically for your problem.

Knowing your circles of connection, you may have someone who has one, even if it's the inexpensive Tri-Light. As far as I can tell, the difference is the protocols.

http://www.progressivechiropractic.com/serv_cold.php
wander
Mar. 18th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'll have to check it out. They say there is a good chance this will just go away on it's own as it heals. It doesn't seem to be getting worse so I'm starting to beleive that. I'll check out the cold laser thing though.

Thanks!

W
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