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Husband has Vertigo, Ugh for both of us

December 24th, 2013 at 04:56 pm

So I haven't posted anything about my husband's vertigo, partly because I thought it'd go away quickly after he went to (two!) doctors. (One thought it was some crystal thing in his ears and one thinks it's a sinus infection - so he's on antibiotics).

Well, it's been two weeks - he's mostly functional (he can go to work, make himself tea, sit in bed and watch shows on his computer) but he doesn't feel well enough to really last an entire day (he goes to sleep when F does). He can't exercise, he can't bend over even a little bit. He's back in bed right now and it's about 10 am.

I feel really bad for him! I'm doing everything I can to make things easier for him.

It means that I've been doing almost all of the household chores. I am heading out in a sec to brave Target (yikes!) to pick up some sudafed for him. (Just goes to show that it doesn't matter how well you plan - all of my shopping has been done for ages and the food was bought on Saturday - you still may have to brave the stores on Christmas Eve!).

My friend B, who is very sweet, but has a lot more money than we do, suggested I get someone in to clean the house and buy takeout. We really can't afford to pump up the dining out budget and we can't afford a cleaner. And I can get all these chores done myself, I just want to whine about it.

Which is part of the problem - I feel really guilty because my husband feels awful, and I'm internally (and to my close friends and to YOU) whining about how hard this is on me! I'm a terrible person!

OK, enough venting. I'm going to Target (and then to the library which is only open until 1 today, to pick up a book). And then to the office where the Christmas presents are hiding.

Then I will come home and make lunch for F and her friend L who is over for a playdate today. And then I will make tamales and biscochitos because even if I'm whiny and D is feeling poorly - it's Christmas Eve! And I love Christmas Eve!!

4 Responses to “Husband has Vertigo, Ugh for both of us”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    I hope it's just a sinus thing that passes quickly.

    Both my spouse and my dad had vertigo in regards to some very serious health issues. Not to scare you, but just to add you may want a third opinion if things don't improve. I will certainly cross my fingers that it is nothing serious. Something more serious or not, vertigo is very debilitating. ((HUGS))

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Sometimes just venting helps...sorry you are having so much to do. Hope the hubster gets better quickly and hope Target wasn't a nightmare.

  3. snafu Says:

    Feel free to vent, the stress is easier to handle when shared. Sounds ridiculous but DH insists ginger [candied ginger was used] helps to lessen the symptoms of vertigo.

    May the love and joy of the holidays continue all year

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    Hope your husband feels better soon...happy holidays!

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