Monday, August 12, 2013

Lost my groove

Just when I was getting caught up with my sewing I got sidelined by a flare-up of BPPV, a form of vertigo caused by calcium crystals lodging in the wrong part of the inner ear. While the active episode seems to have passed (thank goodness) I'm still not 100% better and I get nauseous doing simple tasks like reading, being on the computer for longer than a few minutes, knitting, and sewing.

I'm no stranger to vertigo - I've had problems with it for about 10 years but there have been times when I would go more than a year without a single episode. It wasn't until 2008 when I went to a neurologist specializing in vertigo that we figured out what I had. He also discovered that I get vestibular migraines (migraines that manifest themselves through dizziness, often without headache) that can be triggered by BPPV episodes. Nothing like a double whammy! If you're really curious about how my doctor treated me you can read through a few blog posts that my husband made here and here. My neurologist was like the real life version of House MD!

Here's the partial block that I made for lesson 5 of the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt Along before my attack. I'm hoping I can get my groove back soon and finish it up and start lesson number 7.


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