Saturday, October 18, 2008


Vertigo - illusion of movement; sensation that the external world is revolving around an individual or that the individual is revolving in space.

O.K. it is one thing to have a night out on the town and have a few too many capecod's, but to feel this way ALL day long for DAYS is just CRAZY!!! It's like a bad carnival ride that won't end. Help!!! I want off this freakish ride...

It all started on Tuesday when I had woke up moving sluggishly and feeling disoriented thinking it was because I hadn't had my morning cup of joe. I had a slight headache but didn't think much about it and went to work. The day went O.K., just didn't feel quite myself. I had misjudged where my chair was when I sat down and ran into the door but just chalked it up to being clumsy.

Wednesday - was pretty much deja vu of Tuesday except my morning coffee was a triple grande mocha from Starbucks. I just thought that I needed an extra shot to get me going. By the afternoon, I was sick to my stomach and just looking at someone was a challenge because they were mysteriously floating and moving. I decided that either hubby was trying to poison me(ha ha) or something was seriously wrong.. So, I go down the street which by the way driving was no easy chore. The po po would have had a field day with me "honest officer, I'm NOT drunk!". The pharmacist said that I had vertigo and gave me Bonine, which is like Dramamine only better. O.K. I'm cool with that. I'll take this and it'll go away right? Wrong!! It didn't even help!

Thursday - Forget me getting out of bed or lifting my head off the pillow. I couldn't even move. I was completely sick and slept the whole day.

Friday - I tried going to work. I had so much that I needed to do and now was not the time to be out sick. I made it to about 2pm and I couldn't take anymore. I decided to go to the Dr's to see if he could help me and once again I was told that I have vertigo and that it would just have to go away. It could last for a couple of days or as long as a couple of weeks!!!!

So, today I'm just trying to function with it. It's a good day because I don't feel as sick but if I move suddenly my equilibrium is thrown right off.

I'm curious if anyone out there has any suggestions or has had this before. I'd love to hear from you..

Until then...I'll just be floating around :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I've been tagged!!

I've been tagged by Marketing Gurl ! This is a first. Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.

4. Let each persons know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Alright, here goes....

7 random facts:

1. My nickname growing up was "Pixie". I guess because I was a little short feisty Irish girl... not much has changed, O.K. maybe just taller but I'm still feisty.

2. I think that my feet have to breathe! I'm not kidding. I have to sleep with at least one foot out of the covers or else I feel like I'm suffocating.

3. When I was 5 I was crowned "Little Miss St. Lawrence County" and my mother sent me out in front of hundreds of people with my sash UPSIDE DOWN! I'm still in counseling today. Completely traumatizing...thanks mom.. :)

4. I LOVE Rice Krispie's with chocolate syrup....mmmm...totally bad for you!

5. I can sound just like the wicked witch of the west off of "The Wizard Of Oz"... "I'll get you my pretty and your little dog too!!"

6. I play guitar

7. I have a dog "Frank" and a cat "Beans"... Frank and Beans, Frank and Beans...

7 People I have tagged:

1. Maranda Wisdom

2. Chocolate Pizza Stiletto Love

3. Carly Taylor

4. Cheaper Than Therapy

5. Working Girl

6. Shannons Journey

7. Clever Girl Goes Blog

Have fun!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

I did it!!!

O.K. so it wasn't as bad as I thought and I didn't pass out! I could feel the blood drain from my face when I walked into the room and saw the rows of chairs, all of them occupied by other teammates giving blood. Some where laughing and smiling, taking pictures with their camera phones, others looked like they had just encountered a ghost. I wanted to walk out but the nurse spotted me. It was too late!

What I took from this:

1) The needle didn't even hurt!
2) It only took about 15 minutes
3) I weighed less when I left! LOL!!! O.K. only a pint less but still, I'll take what I can get :)
4) You get all the juice and cookies you want
5) I left with my head held high knowing that I helped to save lives

I faced my fear and now I am hooked. I will be donating again at the next blood drive.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Give Blood

Tomorrow, I will be donating blood for the first time. Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. If you're O-, which I am, I can't stress how much you should be giving blood. As the universal donor, your blood can be used in emergencies where a persons bloodtype is unknown. Why is it that only 5% of us give blood? For me, I used the excuse that "I'm afraid of needles". Is that really why though? Or was I just too busy, or maybe because it just wasn't important to me. It didn't directly effect my life or anyone in my family. But what if it did? Would my view be different? What if something terrible happened to someone close that I love and they needed a blood transfusion. How would I feel then? We tend to turn our heads the other way on issues that don't directly effect us and it's wrong! I could go through this life, worried about my little bubble and never take a look around me but the fact is that I can make a difference no matter how small it may seem. I am both excited and nervous tomorrow because I do truly hate needles but something tells me that I will survive and I'll be walking taller tomorrow for doing the right thing. I will update my blog and let you all know if I made it through without passing out.. :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Life doesn't always go as planned!

You know, life doesn't always go as planned. I often wonder why I even make a plan when I have no control over its direction anyway! I turned on the news and of course chicken little is telling us that the sky is falling but I's still up there. lol!!! We really need to just chill out. I think that we will all be fine. Someone once told me that if you are frustrated and want a change, pray about it and give it three months...your point of view will be different 3 months from now. We tend to make decisions based on fear and for me, I am making a conscious effort to make changes based on faith NOT on fear. I challenge everyone to do the same.