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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Vertigo Reduces Steps but Increases Knitting Time

Headway has been rather slow with my drop stitch shawl.  You may remember in the previous post the great un-knitting that took place.  The headway has been the 2nd section of the darker yarn.  I went almost a week after getting back in town before I picked it up and did any knitting......not the way to make much progress.

But..........
I've been extremely busy each day working in the yard.  After being gone, the flower beds were screaming for attention.  The amount of thistles that grew in my absence..yikes.  Anyway, working in the yard each day and getting in my daily walks.  As many of you know I'm an avid walker and had a banner week last week, breaking many of my benchmark records on Fitbit.  So, with walking and yard work, no knitting was accomplished. (flowers are gorgeous about 8 inches in diameter, Mallows).

Since tomorrow is Monday, thought this ditty was worth a laugh.  Are you singing it?

Bunheads!  I never heard of the show, so seldom watch tv, but my daughter and I watched this recently on a trip together.  It's fun, a bit different.  The only person I recognized was Kelly Bishop of Dirty Dancing and Gilmore Girls (Mom in both cases.  I guess from my googling it didn't make it past 1 season..........too bad was entertaining.

**Having broken my records for steps last week 103,258 with the highest day being 22,723 and lowest day being 12,258...I'm already in the whole for the week after.  I've been sitting pretty still for a few days with a bout of Vertigo.  Ugh, balance was off, dizzy, and nausea.  Does anyone else deal with Vertigo?  Have been reading a lot about it, as this is my 2nd episode in 6 wks.  AND, that's why I made some progress with the knitting on the shawl........sitting not stepping.


23 comments:

  1. I thought I had gotten in a lot of steps while we were away with just over 11,000 and a little over 12,000 for two of the days, but your steps put mine to shame!! I really would like to walk more but just can't find the time, plus I don't like walking when it's hot, I prefer to walk in any season except summer. I really do need to push myself to do something though, i'm getting really lazy!!
    Hope the vertigo has cleared, my sister suffers so I know it's not nice, even though it meant you had more knitting time.

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    1. Thank you Maggie for the visit. I've had to work on my steps, but love summer; so don't mind the heat. I don't do well the rest of the year. Do you have a Fitbit? I think it helps. How long do the episodes last for your sister?

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  2. Thanks for commenting on my blog! Yes, I suffer from vertigo. It's terrible. I had a bad attack at the beginning of 2015, And I just had another (even worse) attack in the middle of July -- vomiting and all. Ugh. I'm just now feeling like maybe I'm getting over the after effects. Various people have said to go to a physical therapist for it, but my insurance won't cover it unless a doctor prescribes the PT. And of course my doctor won't do that. Sigh. So yeah. Anyway, love your knitting! And good for you on all the steps! I wish I could say the same. My walking has gone down because of arthritis. :(

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    1. Sorry to hear you also have the Vertigo issue. It's my understanding it's more prevalent in women. Why, I don't know. The PT maneuver is called Epley and you can do it at home. There are apparently other issues/treatment if the Vertigo is more Vestibular Neuritis or Miniere's though, they say most don't have those issues.

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    2. Hi Sandy. Thanks for your comment. Yes, I know about the Epley Maneuver, and various other types of movements too. I think the Epley is really what made me throw up. lol! It has after effects that make you feel awful! Anyway, good luck with your vertigo.

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    3. Yeah, it's suppose to help if you do it several times a day over several days, but the other day when I tried, it made me feel worse. So waited until today to try it again...maybe it was helpful.

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  3. How did I miss your posts.
    Sadly yes, I do suffer from vertigo. And nausea. Both of which outsuck Dyson.
    Love your knitting (even if it is slower than you like) and am super impressed at your walking tallies.

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    1. Outsuck Dyson! Boy are you right on that score. Sorry you suffer with it too. Thanks on the walking, I really enjoy it and it has helped my arthritis so much.

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  4. I had one episode of vertigo years ago - was determined to be a weird virus going around. I couldn't even turn over in bed without setting it off. I dealt with that for about a week and it left some lingering problems. I can't imagine dealing with this regularly. How difficult.

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    1. Reviewing comments above and it seems Vertigo isn't uncommon. Sorry you also had it, and hope it doesn't return for you, but when you say lingering problems...I had an episode like 10 years ago, and then one about 4 years ago. Then about 6 wks ago, and am concerned that this episodes is so close to the previous one. Making note on my calendar in case so I can track and relate to the doc.

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  5. Dear Sandy
    I thought I might have vertigo but it has turned out to be mandibular joint pain which affects my inner ear and sometimes makes me dizzy. It also gives me a shooting pain down my ear. However, it doesn't make me feel sick unless it affects my balance. Vertigo sounds awful and I hope you recover quickly.
    The shawl is coming along well and the mallow plants are lovely.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Glad you found you didn't have the Vertigo and hope you're able to keep the mandibular joint problem at bay. Appreciate the kinds words about the shawl and the flowers. Thanks for the visit.

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  6. "Getting up with surely blow it" <-I like that and tend to agree.

    Beautiful stitchery, Sandy.

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    1. Thank you Robyn, always nice to have you visit.

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  7. Yard work can sure pile on up. haha would be nice to be able to stay in bed and not go to crummy work.

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    1. I hear ya Pat, I felt that often before retiring.

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  8. I don't suffer from vertigo but I know how horrible it is, I do hope you're getting some relief from it now. Well done on the steps, that's a great new record you've set.

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  9. Thanks Jo for the visit, happy to hear you don't have the Vertigo. Feeling better today, but it's still not gone gone. Getting a bit frustrated.

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  10. Hello sister Sandy. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am glad to stop by your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I AM BLESSED AND feel privileged and honoured to get connected with you as well as know you and about your interest in caring others, kiitting for charity, caring for the homeless, travelling, crafting,people and friends. After reading your blog post it is interesting to know that though you went through Vertigo problem which kept you at home but your time was still productive with knitting which you do for a good cause of charity. I see how God's uses our time and makes it more useful. The satisfaction may have been more in spening time in knitting then in garden. I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged, strengthened and praying for one another. Ihave been in the Pastoral ministry for last 40 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the pooret of poor live. we reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ tobring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. Iam sure you will have a life changing experience. With your interest in charity and caring for others and homeless you will have more rewarding time in caring the homeless and giving charity to the community development in the slums of Mumbai. God willing I will be coming to United States in the month of April 2020 and will be so glad to stop by your place and meet you and see the possiblity of your family visit to Mumbai in the near future. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. My email id is : dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is diwakar Wankhede.

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    1. Thank you for your visit and your very kind words. Best of luck to you in your life's work.

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  11. So sorry you're still suffering with vertigo. I hope that clears up soon. Cute little ditty. Yes, I was singing it. My dog doesn't let me stay in bed, but if I could, I would! LOL

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    1. Maybe if you sang to the dog, it would let you stay in bed, lol

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    2. Sometimes I tell him to "go back to bed" and SOMETIMES he listens. Most of the time he just barks and tells me to get up. LOL

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