Monday, September 28, 2009

Off to a Bad Start

The first day of the new and improved me didn't go exactly to plan.  For some reason I woke up this morning, took 2 steps towards the door and fell into the wall!  Luckily I had the presence of mind to stick my body out thus avoiding the tv (with my dizzy spells and big hips, that tv is going DOWN!)  So of course I go into total hypochondriac mode and start mentally ticking of what could be causing it -- brain tumour, brain infection, brain something????

I've been to the doctors about this before and was told to use nasal spray but my sinuses were actually fine for once.  It was suggested that I may be dehydrated.  Since I hate drinking water, am addicted to Pepsi and spent the whole night with the heater on high waking up in a puddle of sweat, I thought this may be a probability.  So I drank some water, nearly electricuted myself plugging my heater into a burnt out point and passed out on my bed.  I slept for hours and woke up feeling slightly better.

Until I found the note from the water company telling me (one day in advance) that they're going to be digging up my street for the next week to relay some pipes.  Yay!  I'll only be trapped inside my house for half the school holidays.  I can feel the fun coming on already.  But don't worry, the note says they'll be sure to tell me when they'll be blocking off my driveway so I can move my car.  Move my car where exactly?  Out into the street right next to their equipment and spraying asphalt?

Noisy kids, noisy equipment, noisy road workers and unexplained dizzy spells?  I'm trying to be less negative but my life is sure making it hard :)

PS Thank you all so much for your supportive words.  It means so much to me.


  1. Well, now that you've gone back to bed and gotten back up, hopefully things will look a bit brighter? It sometimes works for me. I do hope it's nothing serious with your health. DRINK LOTS OF WATER, GIRL!! And get back on track with your goals. I gotta have somebody to look up to when I start mine.

  2. Maybe you are just tipsy or ditsy...Whichever.

    Road work is a pain in the butt!!

  3. yeah, as someoen who made the mistake of participating in three high school sports and believing water to make you week, please drink water. dehydration is no fun, i know exactly what you mean by dizzy spells. and also, look back on how humorous you made this all seem. I don't know if it was intentional, but you presented something of a crappy day and managed to write it in a humurous way that fits your personality. Your day contributed to making my day, so it wasn't all that bad =]

  4. Oh no...I hope things turn around soon!

  5. You might just have slow/low blood pressure. I used to do that, and still do get dizzy sometimes, if I get up too quickly. My doctor told me to sit on the edge of my bed for a few minutes and then slowly get up first thing in the morning.
    Also, salt, keep a little salt shaker by your bed. A little salt lick helps get your blood pressure back to normal.
    I found that when I started to walk a few times a week, that my blood pressure got better and my dizzy spells dramatically diminished. Might be worth a try, since like me, you want to keep your weight in check.