Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Maybe it wasn't a good decision...

When I first wake up I am fine, serve mother breakfast and then do my morning chores. I use "morning" literally as we are not early risers.  After about an hour I either get a headache or start feeling dizzy.  I feel like I had partied the night before and now was paying the consequences.

In my mission to only pick up the bare necessities on my last trip to the grocery store before those darn kids drove me to become even battier than I already am, I forgot a couple of items.  A headache or no headache, I had to make another trip.  All my life I have suffered from headaches but for some reason once I made the decision to quit the workforce they diminished in intensity and occurrence. I say this because it is no big deal for me to be productive and out and about while still suffering from one.

I made the rounds to several stores but at Dollar Tree, I began to feel dizzy once more and had a great desire to toss my cookies...so another store I had to run out of :-(

I sat in the car for a long while but it was hot and even lowering the windows did not help so had to turn on the A/C.  Decided to head to the park where there are plenty of trees and I would not bake in the car.  On the way there I saw there was plenty of shade at Domino's Pizza so pulled into their parking lot.

A lot of thoughts went through my mind, what if I was having a stroke or a heart attack?  What if I passed out on the way home and ended up involved in a car accident?  Who would take care of my mother?  I know, I can be dramatical at times. Maybe going out today was not a good decision but I had no choice.

Just then I received a text message from my best friend saying she had just read my blog and that she too had experienced my symptoms and in her case, it had been diagnosed as dehydration.  I know I need to go to see the doctor but she will probably order a bunch of tests and then I see dollar signs everywhere...but it has to be done.

The weeds get taller by the minute but I never made it to Home Depot.  Somewhere in all these boxes, I have some string for the weed eater but I rather buy another roll than keep on searching for it.  I really, really need a storage shed.

If I were inclined to believe the weatherman, they are saying it will be 87 degrees today, I guess we are going to bypass Spring and head straight into summer once more.  I have to ponder on that too, as my body can not tolerate the hot Texas summers anymore but it will not be today.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

14 comments:

  1. For goodness sake, please tell us if dehydration could be a problem with you. Do you drink plenty of water - 6-8 glasses a day? I still think it sounds like vertigo, and maybe you can tell the dr. you can't afford a bunch of tests that cover every possibility - you just want to know if it's vertigo or something she can diagnose easily.

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    1. In the summer I make it a point to drink at least a gallon a day but I have to admit that I have not been doing a good job of keeping hydrated lately.

      I am going to try a few things on my own before I go see the doctor or wait until May when I have my next appointment.

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  2. Not enough water would be a good answer!

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    1. I am glad she read my blog, I would have never thought of that.

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  3. Google Epley Maneuver on YouTube. Easy exercise (I use the term loosely as you are lying down) and may help a lot. It has helped my vertigo.

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    1. Thank you. I watched a couple of videos and they seem simple enough if the dizziness happened at home. What concerns me is if it happens when I am at the store or driving.

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  4. It took me many years to figure out that chocolate gives me migraines. I am also allergic to Kiwi fruit. Try to see if there is some food that might be a trigger for your headaches.

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    1. Many years ago they did a battery of tests on me and found that chocolate and caffeine triggered my headaches among other things.

      Ofcourse, I was much younger then and I am sure there could be other things that trigger them now. It is not so much the headache that concerns me, it is the dizzy spells.

      Thank you for commenting.

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  5. I drink lots of water most times but some times I don't for some reason or another I have started to make it a practice to dink a bottle of water before I even have my coffee in the morning. With the heat already here I try to make sure I pay attention to my intake. If more water isn't helping you and also try this Epley Shadowmoss recommends. If neither of these things help see a Dr.

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    1. With the Texas heat I too make it a point to drink lots of water throughout the day but I have not done so this winter. Since yesterday I have rectified that situation.

      I am going to try all the suggestions and then the Dr. as a last resort.

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  6. See the Dr. I know you are a smart lady and will pull over if driving....sorry. I am headed to San Felipe, Baja, Mexico for a month or so of beach time.

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    1. Hey girl, good to hear from you!

      I was wondering if you were already in San Felipe enjoying the magnificent Mexican beaches. I wish you would start up a new blog so I could keep up with your adventures.

      Have a great time!

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  7. New to your blog. Just curious -- is that your tent?

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