The morning after my crown was seated I was in the process of getting up — Bob and I were in bed talking about our day. I sat up quickly and the whole world tilted sideways so suddenly and violently that I thought the house was tipping over.
“I don’t understand what’s happening,” I said, trying to grab onto something.
I thought I was just light-headed from sitting up too fast and tried that thing where you bend forward and let your head hang.
I eventually figured out that if I moved my head in a certain way, I would get dizzy and have to take care not to fall into anything.
After all the endless bummer of the bad tooth, the last thing I wanted was some goofy head problem. I envisioned expensive tests and referrals. That’s one of my big complaints about healthcare is that even the tiniest concern results in more and more appointments.
A colleague recently went through an extended bout of vertigo so I sent her a note and said: What the what is this?
She told me to look up BPPV and try the exercise. Turns out it is very common. The first couple of days were weird. I even woke myself up in the night with spinning because I turned over funny. But within a week it resolved. I occasionally have a vague sense of vertigo but I’m fine now. I could find no science to confirm that my tooth problems caused it, but that’s what I blame.
Let’s all hope that it was some weird anomaly that will never return.
What strange times we are living in.
This morning I went to the pharmacy to pick up some OTC stuff for my dad including a jug of laxative. I was there right as it opened and they were just unboxing a fresh pallet of toilet paper. There only 3 other people in the store and they all asked how many they were allowed to take (2) which they snatched immediately.
We have a normal supply of toilet paper so I was the person buying the jug of laxative and no toilet paper.