Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Noises in my head
When I started this blog I had every intention of trying to write something most days.
Life intervened pretty quickly.
I've had tinitus for many years, I think it came from using electric polishing machines making boats out of fibreglass many years ago. OK so I've got used to it but it's changing. Maybe I'm just getting old, but I am beginning to think I have Meniere's disease. Occasionally and the last two days were an occasion, the tinitus gets louder and takes on a pulsating chatacter. So imagine a high pitched white noise that getes louder in time with your pulse. That lasts about four hours, maybe six, somtimes and then I begin to notice the giddyness. The world keeps moving gently across and downwards to the left. After that it's probably an hour before I'm sick and then it gets better, the pulsating stops but I feel wiped out and don't do much for a while.
Hence no blog, and what better subject to return to than Meniere's or whatever it is.
In the event that anyone else with the condition, or anything like it, is reading this then I'd love to compare notes. Seriously I would.
Apart from that it's been a good day, I didn't even get very annoyed with the Today programme. It's only a matter of time before I start ranting about their lack of optimism and lack of numeracy but it can wait. One bout of giddyness and vomiting will do for now.