I woke up on the morning of New Year's Eve with a sinking feeling which I have not experienced for almost twenty years - nausea, dizziness and loss of balance - in other words - severe Vertigo.
There was a time when I kept medication to treat it on hand all time but with the long gap between attacks I had let it all lapse. The only thing going for me was that, with my old, outdated medication was a piece of paper with D3's telephone number so I phoned her and she was around like a shot. She spent a fruitless time trying to either get a doctor to visit or to persuade my medical centre to write out a prescription for me. "No," they said, "bring her in." No chance of that as I was unable to walk. The 24 hour home medical service doesn't start until 4.00pm - 24 hour?
Anyway, at that point D2 (who is a doctor) turned up with all the requisite stuff and gave me all the requisite treatment but it has taken my up until now - almost three days later, to be able to focus my eyes sufficiently to type this and I can walk without feeling nauseous and have had something to eat so I am on the mend. But I missed all the fireworks, parties, celebrations etc - not that I had planned on doing anything except going to bed early - but the thought was there.
So I am hoping that tomorrow I will be right back into the swing of things since I have not yet had a chance to generally clean up after Christmas. We had it hot while I was asleep and one of my aspidistras has definitely died and the second of the three Rosemary cuttings is looking sick - I might have to visit the garden centre and get one which is already rooted if I want to own a Rosemary bush. The Ponytail Palm, on the other hand is flourishing.
And the cats were very supportive and told me that if I was not able to clean their litter trays twice per day that once per day would be ok and joined me on the bed for a vigil for two days, bless their little black hearts. They are back in their own beds again now and ...
... I have just remembered that I collected them from their breeder exactly four years ago today. There are some photos of them as kittens somewhere in this blog along with a description of their first few days chez pinkozcat. I must go back and have a look at them.