Vertigo 4/20 '21
Hello, One Post Wonderers!
This will be my inaugural post, and also my first episode of vertigo -- hopefully my last episode of vertigo. It happened last week, rather suddenly. I have been suffering the usual dizziness and nausea. Thankfully the nausea has been kept under control by medication. Finding an able medical practicioner available to treat the problem has been challenging especially one without a COVID soup of a waiting room. It's been four full days of dizziness and drowsiness. Brian inquired how I was feeling this morning, and I replied that I had been upgraded from "drunken sailor" to "just drunken". Brian wondered whether that was better, since sailors have more practice being drunken and thus might walk better. I was under the impression that they would have a harder time walking on land, as well as being especially drunk after the deprivations of sea. This discussion initiated a further contemplative session about the proper term to describe my condition -- "upgrade" or "downgrade"? One is upgraded from coach to first class, which is better, but a hurricane is downgraded to a tropical storm, which indicates conditions are improving. So the question remains, was I upgraded or downgraded? Should I have described my unsteady toddle as improving to "just drunken" or should I have claimed "drunken sailor" status? I'm getting better at weaving in a purposeful direction. On the upside, I didn't have to spend any money on beer this week, and I do have an appointment, even if it is forty minutes away.