Yesterday, I really tried to post. I just couldn’t do it. The day started so wonderfully! I felt pretty good, even though I was cracking and creaking in my joints. By the time we arrived at church, things started to change. When I tilted my head forward the room was spinning. I tried to hold my head very still, but those little dizzy spells got more and more common.
I don’t sing loud or really strain, but now I can tell that the singing seems to be the cause. I try to sing very light and relax my vocal chords as I sing. I also try to stay in my range and not aim for those high notes. I think that may be the key.
The dizziness got worse towards the end of the service and I had to lay my head on my husband’s shoulder and lean on him as we walked to the car. I also suggested we eat out, because I didn’t feel like cooking. We stopped by for lunch at a great little Italian place we love. My delicious fish sandwich didn’t agree with me.
After that comes a few hours of total grumpiness. I just feel horrible and need to be put in a room by myself. Noises, lights, music, and people-in-general make me annoyed. I really shouldn’t talk to anyone during this time, because I’m just not nice!
Today, I woke late and feel like my old self. I have pain and a headache, but at least I’m not grumpy. My oldest son had loaded the dishwasher for me and cleaned a little bit in the kitchen. What a wonderful thing to do for his mom! So, yesterday I experienced the good, bad, and ugly. I’m afraid I was the ugly….. Oh, well.