My sense of balance has completely gone. If I walk a couple of metres, it feels like I’m on a boat. If I stand for a few seconds, I need to hold onto something. If I lie down on my side, then I feel disorientated after a minute or two and I definitely can’t roll around much in bed. I feel mostly ok when I’m sat down or when I’m lying on my front or back. But that doesn’t leave me with many things I can do without wobbling.
I don’t feel secure when washing up, showering, walking around my flat, cooking, anything really. Its very disconcerting. Last night when I was cleaning my teeth, the floor started wobbling, and I started wobbling against it – convinced in my head that I needed to do this in order to stay balanced. I then consciously thought ‘Jen – the bathroom floor *isn’t* moving, if you stand still you’ll be ok’. I managed it for about 2 seconds.
It all started on Friday. But then it was only v.occasional wobbliness. I was working on Friday night, and I thought I’d be ok to go to work. But unsurprising, when my body isn’t feeling 100%, it wasn’t happy about not going to bed my normal time. I lasted in work till 3am, when I told the nurse in charge I had to go home. She organised a taxi (on the NHS) to get me home. Since I woke up on Saturday morning, I have been constantly wobbly. I’ve phoned in sick for my other two nights this weekend.
Its odd because I’m not in a huge amount of pain. My sinuses feel blocked and today my glands are a bit sore. I’ve diagnosed myself with an infection in my ears / glands / sinuses area. Will try to get a doctors appointment tomorrow, especially if I’m still wobbling. Am hoping it doesn’t last too long – its horrible! I feel sea sick after walking to the kitchen. I dread to think what I’d be like in a car, considering I can get travel sick normally. Fingers crossed its better before Friday, when I have to travel Up North in a car.