I don’t have an MD, although I’m frequently diagnosing myself and others with a multitude of illnesses. Since Monday I have been having dizzy spells. The most current has lasted about 24 hours and I have temporarily diagnosed myself with Vertigo.
This habit of diagnosing wouldn’t be so bad if it meant I had a little idea of what I was going through and could treat appropriately. Unfortunately it spans beyond that. I have now diagnosed myself with a more detailed disease (Vertigo just being a symptom).
I lay here obsessing over my children never knowing me because clearly I’m not going to make it much longer because I have some horrible disease. I guess the bigger diagnosis should be hypochondria. And although I know this and completely aware of my larger issue, it doesn’t help the constant dizziness I have right now or the paranoia I have about the whole situation!
I’m not comfortable laying down, standing up and nothing can distract me from my symptoms. The worst is that I can’t engage comfortably with my children. It really puts it in perspective for those that have a truly debilitating disease.
Maybe my stunt with these symptoms is just an opportunity for me to appreciate how people who are sick feel. Or maybe I just have a case of Vertigo. Either way, point made and I’m ready to feel better.