Honestly, if I never see another Walk In Clinic/Urgent Care Clinic/Emergency Room, I’ll die a happy woman. I am so grateful we have these facilities available. And in Canada, I’m lucky that I can walk into any of these places and been seen by a doctor for free. I just wish I didn’t have to go to these places!
In 2008, it was confirmed I was diabetic. For the next few years, things were mellow while I tried to maintain this disease. In 2012, I got this wicked sinus infection that lasted over a month, but other than that, things were ok. 2013 is when things started to go to shit. I was diagnosed with PCOS at the beginning of the year. Months and months of treatment after treatment landed me pregnant almost a year later. Then I miscarried in December. Since December I’ve been sick. A cold, puke-fest 2014, bronchitis with an ear thing, and now this lovely dizziness. So I guess 2014 is where things start to go to shit.
I went to the doctor last night. Waited about an hour and then had a very thorough exam. I was told I’ve got vertigo which could possibly be the cause of Meniere’s disease, which is an issue in my inner ear. Oh but wait! This doesn’t go away… symptoms can be lessened, but you’re likely to continue having episodes, and some of the symptoms could be intensified, up to – and including – hearing loss. Awesome… another life-long illness. I’m taking a medication that will help with the vertigo, I’m hoping it starts to work soon!
And now I’m crying. I’m so freaked out and it’s really for no reason. I’m doing the stupid Google thing I always do and it brought me back to MS. I know the likelihood of me having MS is so super small, but there’s always a possibility for anything! And you know how it goes: you read the symptoms of anything and you can pull out a few that you have. I mean – BEANIE! The doctor did tests and specifically said that she was eliminating a brain-related issue. She SAID there were likely particles in the inner ear and sometimes that just happens.
I’m overwhelmed and sad today, friends.