The reason for the trip was to see a neurologist. Last year around this time I went to one in Indiana for some dizziness I had been experiencing. I was diagnosed with BPV which stands for benign positional vertigo. Basically, my symptoms were that I would begin to feel dizzy and feel like the room was spinning when I would lay flat. It got pretty bad last year to where I couldn't even blow dry my hair without feeling dizzy. Just tipping my head upward initiated it. It sucked, to say the least. So I got fed up and enlisted professional help.
Luckily it is a very easy thing to fix by means of particular head positioning from a vertigo specialist. And I have been dizzy free until a few weeks ago. I am not sure what triggered it again, but it is back and now I have to start from scratch in finding a vertigo specialist out here in Ohio.
That is why I went downtown to Cleveland. I had a 2 pm appointment with a general neurologist and got there 15 minutes early. Luke had his backpack full of things to keep him occupied. It wasn't until 3:30 that I was actually called back. Very irritating.
During the exam the doctor, who totally reminded me of Doogie Howser MD (Neil Patrick Harris), had me push against his arms while I was seated on the table. Well, either I have super natural strength or he is a wimp, but I literally slid his body a foot across the floor. You should have seen the look on his face - it was a bit of shock and shame mixed together. And his comment was the best. He said, "Looks like I need to get myself to the gym."
Luke was starting to get bored and curious - not a good combination in a 3 almost 4 year old boy. Luckily, my appointment was almost over after being there 3 1/2 hours.
We walked back to the parking garage and drove to the window area to pay. When we pulled up to the parking attendant Luke yells out, "Mom, order me a cheeseburger!" He must have thought we were in a McDonald's drive thru. Too cute!
I was so glad I had my GPS with me because I ended up getting so mixed up to which direction I was heading. My compass said I was heading west but it sure felt like I was driving east. That is such a strange sensation. I was able to find my way home thanks to my handy GPS, otherwise I could have easily ended up in Pennsylvania.
I did end up getting the referral I needed to see a vertigo specialist and I am also scheduled for an MRI this Friday to make sure there is nothing else causing the problems I am experiencing.
And to top it all off, this marks my 400th post. How in the world did that happen already? Wow.