Being away from here so long wasnít exactly a conscious decision (until it was, I guess). I didnít want to write the same thing every day, and my health issues were the only thing on my mind. Toward the end of the hiatus, I started writing practice entries, but I didnít think leaping into the middle of the wave was the best way to come back. So I waited for low tide. (And with luck Iíll have something completely different to write about soon.)
Some good things came out of this bad episode. During the worst of it, I was getting to sleep early and sleeping eight or more hours a night. That was great, but it didnít last, and Iím pretty much back to the old pattern. I just think Iím not put together as a morning person, and I have to accept it.
Also, my doctor now knows who I am, and weíve developed a sort of trust that I havenít had with a doctor for a long time. Iím not scheduled to see him again until October, but if I feel the need, I wonít hesitate to call him or email him or make an appointment to see him. The blood panel gave him a chance to tell me (again) that I need to get more exercise, which Iím doing. He also wanted me to increase the amount of Vitamin D that I was already taking (because of my diet). Everything else was within normal range.
If thereís nothing I can do about this dizziness, I guess I can live with it, but itís one thing thatís hung on too long. The doctor asked me several times to describe it, and if it was vertigo, but I couldnít really tell the difference. I know that vertigo is a form of dizziness in which there is a feeling of motion where none exists, but it didnít feel like that at the time. Now Iím not so sure. Since itís not a constant problem, Iím giving it a little more time, hoping I can define the sensation more clearly the next time I see him.