Tuesday, January 06, 2009


I like eggs, but I don't like the smell of them cooking (until they are done) or the smell they have as they are washing in the dishwasher. Bleah.

The same goes with ground beef.

I always like the smell of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil, for those who aren't in the know. like me). I like the smell of it cooking or straight from the bottle. It just smells good.

The same goes with shampoo. Except that I never cook shampoo.

On Tuesdays, I eat lunch with Silas and his class at school. I get asked a lot of interesting questions, like today when little Joshua said, "Hey, Mrs. Hill, do you want to see how I can flatten my cheeseburger to make a pancake?" Ugh. No, but thank you for checking. Also, if children ask you, "Mrs. Hill, do you want to see us race to see who can drink our milk the fastest?", the correct answer is "no", otherwise I cannot be responsible for what you see coming out a six-year old's nose and mouth.

I still have Vertigo symptoms. Annoying, annoying, ANNOYING. I'm almost ready to go to the Doctor. Almost. I loathe a co-pay. And taking medicine. And going to the doctor to have them tell me, "Yes, ma'am, I'm afraid you have Vertigo. There's really not much you can do about it, but thanks for stopping by. Will that be debit or credit?" Or, even worse, to have them tell me (like a doctor did ten years ago when I had inner-ear Vertigo in college), "This is what I want you to do. Sit down in a chair and vigorously shake your head back and forth and up and down for thirty seconds. Then, immediately stop and focus on an object in the room. Do this three times a day. This will re-train your brain to not have Vertigo." And also make me throw-up. A lot. It's torture. I did it the other night (sheer desperation), and then slept for twelve hours after I couldn't open my eyes from the migraine headache it produced.

So, that being said, I'm afraid I'm going to be one of those old people who has to tell you all of my aches and pains. I don't want to be that way. So, nix the previous paragraph, unless you already read it, then, um, I'm sorry. Just pray I don't get pregnant while I have a blog. You're in for it then. I'm not a pleasant pregnant person. Alternate personality takes over.

Yawn. Well, my goodness, it's 8:07pm and I'm pooped out. Off to bed.


Jan said...

Kim, don't know if you remember me or not...but I'm Melissa's friend. I just read about your Vertigo issues. As a fellow Vertigo sufferer (don't think that's a word) I feel your pain! It is no fun at all.

People who experience "dizziness" and say they've had Vertigo...nope, they don't know.

The first time it happened to me I actually thought I might be having a seizure or something. But then I remembered how my Mom described her Vertigo and I knew EXACTLY what was happening to me. Yes, I am lucky enough to have inherited mine.

Anywho, those exercises reek. They are prescribed by doctors who have never had vertigo. The thing that has helped me the most is a decongestant. I don't know how your insurance copays are, but Allegra D is the BEST! When I'm in a pinch Zyrtec D is ok for OTC, but it's more expensive than my insurance copay is for the Allegra.

Just thought I'd let you know so hopefully you don't have to continue suffering.

Anne Marie W. said...

Kim, I'm sorry you feel bad but I must admit that the visual of you shaking your head all about did make me chuckle! Get better soon!

Anonymous said...

sweet jesus, just reading about what that dumb doctor told you to do is making my head hurt! o, just go ahead and get pregnant already so i won't feel so bad for spending almost the entire year 2008 griping about mine!

Missy said...

There, I said it very subtly.

Then we you get back you can sautee something in EVOO, and then wash your hair.

See, I have made a wonderful plan for you!

heather said...

Maybe wash your hair with EVOO that way you could smell it all day. Sorry about the vertigo I have no helpful advice but maybe a seeing a doc now that it is 2009 not 1999 might help. Just saying. Hope you feel better.

care-in said...

You put eggs in the dishwasher? Huh?

Sorry about your vertigo...I remember when you sat on our couch recuperating. I didn't move for days.

care-in said...

err...YOU didn't move for days.

Glad you went to the doctor and you felt comfortable.