15 July 2018

thank you internet

"How do you do it?" said night
"How do you wake and shine?"
"I keep it simple." said light
"One day at a time"

Lemn Sissay 

This is week two of vestibular neuritis, aka labyrinthitis, the 6th episode this year (R claims it's the 7th - does it matter?).
Episode? Attack is more like it. I am at sea with an engine roaring inside my head. The sea is pretty rough.
It will pass.

A couple of nice things that keep me entertained while reading is only possible in fits and starts, and watching is ok for short periods only.

To watch,

quiet resilience:




trying to understand brexit:



ingenuity:





and cheerful gruesome, horrific podcasts because the eyes cannot focus:

The Home Babies

In the Dark

Death in Ice Valley






7 comments:

  1. Well, at least you have more options than simply lying in bed and looking out the window.
    Cold comfort.
    May this pass quickly.

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  2. Thanks for all the tips. I hope you feel better soon.

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  3. Take care there, Sabine. I just read about vestibular neuritis and it does sound like a dizzying bummer. Thinking of you.

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  4. I too had to look up vestibular neuritis. 6th or 7th attack this year?! sounds like it must be viral in your case. hope it passes soon.

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    1. Apparently, in my case, it's a symptom of this shitty autoimmune disease (Wegener's granulomatosis/ANCA vasculitis), ie inflammation of microvessels inside/supplying the inner ear due to autoantibodies.
      I've had this coming AND GOING ever since my diagnosis.

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  5. Sending love to you, Sabine. One day at a time.

    Thank you for sharing all these internet offerings, especially Lemn Sissa.

    https://www.ted.com/talks/lemn_sissay_a_child_of_the_state

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  6. Do hope you’re soon relieved of this latest episode. Wonder if avoiding TV and computer screen might hasten symptoms ending, but expect you’ve tried all sorts of things. Have had a couple instances in the past with similar tricky vision — truly scary and complicates daily life. Does give me pause even now as I think a viral issue playing havoc with my inner ear. Yes....must take each day as it comes.
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