January 13, 2005

Pass the Thermometer

Updated: After more rest, I think R and I figured out that it is due to something other than a virus. My neighbor and I haven't been walking or lifting the last eight weeks and just started again on Monday (indoor track at the college). To maintain, I simply kept my caloric intake low (about 1000 calories a day). Well, I forgot to increase that due to increased output. So, a few crunchy tacos and I was feeling better. I even went with E to her tryout and ventured into the closed auditions myself. I got the compliment of my life when E finished her audition and was told "You have a lot of your mother in you." :D So, am on the mend, it isn't a virus, and I plan on walking tomorrow and having an eggwhite omlet as well as other nutrionally healthy meals and snacks. Thanks for the good thoughts :).

At about 10 this morning, I felt like my ears were going to explode and my head was going to cave into itself.

Anticipating a virus that has been going around, I did a few quick errands, returned home, gave some instructions and feel asleep for a few hours. I awakened to check on the girls and as I walked back to my room, I felt myself begin to faint. It was such a bizarre experience. I was completely conscious of the fact that I was going to and once I hit my knees, I threw out my hands to break the fall. I landed in a weird female push-up mode. When my cheek touched the carpet, I couldn't support the weight of my body and so fell sideways. My back hit the door jam hard. I thought to myself, what was that?! It wasn't exactly a faint because I completely aware of what was happenin; I just couldn't seem to control what my body was doing. After I pulled myself up (using the same doorjam), I immediately went back to my comfortable bed. A few more hours of sleep and I came downstairs to see what I could handle. This is about it. I am heading back up momentarily, but I have missed my girls today and so think we will bring the little tv into my room and cuddle up and watch a Pride and Prejudice video or something soothing like that.

E has auditions for Oliver Twist tonight. I had vaguely thought about auditioning, too. Even going so far as to have 16 bars of a song prepared to perform. I think that is canned. At least we can still get her there. She will be singing the chorus of "Into the West" and has a 30 second monologue (complete with a Cockney accent) that she pulled from a few years ago when she was Emily Jane in The Ransom of Emily Jane (reworked version of The Ransom of Red Chief by O Henry).

R is adjusting his schedule to come home a little earlier and take the girls to swim team. I am so thankful for his partnership, and that my girls are smart kids- they completed much of their school work on their own today. I couldn't make it without them, or at least life wouldn't be nearly as pleasant.

Posted by Rae at January 13, 2005 03:48 PM

Yikes! Maybe the storms have been carrying the cooties across the West!

Feel better.

Posted by: Patrick at January 13, 2005 06:37 PM

I will pray you get better quick. Be careful.

Posted by: Randy at January 13, 2005 06:50 PM

I am glad you are better now.

Posted by: R at January 13, 2005 07:38 PM

Yo Rae - E-Mail missing - "long sensless comment"

(drum roll) I've been running into your web log off and on for some time now. Once I complained that all the blogs in "typepad" seemed "left" and someone told me to check out MuNu where you've "built."

Most memorable "run into" was the connection from Dan at CC now with his "World View" (not sure where I am about the Reihl part?! ;-D)
when he posted about the troops during Fallujah and a link to you listed the article with the pictures on the bridge with our burnt

Then - back to Dan (great guy - takes the time to say hi) - there you were again. One "silly" statement - where am I on your "blog roll" -
- I sent Dan an "E" saying if Rae can't make your roll - I'll never get there! He was kind enough to take my "silly" seriously and kindly
write back! I wrote and told him it was "silly" and that I'm working on an actual "site" - I have 4,000 megs on lease and very little
skill. Each blogging area leaves something to be desired. I'm trying to learn CSS, RSS/Atom to have exactly the "place" I want to have with
albums, catagories, permalink options and feed - enough space to maintain it. The last area had a good offering but 10megs will be used up quickly - it was looking pretty good - much more complete than the current offering.

SO - Each time I build - I end up tearing it down. The one before the current mess was actually going to $7,033.08 on Blogshares (whatever that means?!?!) - should have kept it - but a deer hit our car and everything crashed! :)

So - you're just a special "link" that I didn't want to loose again
and a "blog" I admire.

I'm just an "older than dirt" female Army veteran - married 30 years with a 27 year old son Donovan in Los Angeles married to brand new
citizen Jean - after working 33 years I have a lot of things to talk about but haven't "lined up my ducks" yet.

I'm honored that you've taken the time to ask.

Take Care - Be Happy - just - chrys

Posted by: chrys at January 13, 2005 10:12 PM

Rae, I'm glad it was just an "energy problem". Now, while you're at it, I would also suggest having your ears checked by an ear specialist... and perhaps a chiropractor, too. The "fainting" you describe looks too much like a problem of the inner ear (the cochlea and the semicircular channels).

My wife was experiencing some dizziness that was very disturbing for her. When an ear specialist checked her, he adjusted some of the muscles in the neck region. These were so twisted and contracted that they hampered the blood flow to the inner ear, thus the dizziness. He counseled her to go to a chiropractor for physiotherapy if the symptoms persisted, which thankfully did not happen.

Posted by: Eduardo at January 14, 2005 04:03 AM

There is nothing like good family, but please take care of yourself.

Posted by: Greg at January 14, 2005 06:54 AM

I hope you started feeling better already. It's not fun to feel that way, call me if you need anything...should I give you my cell # again??? lol, just kidding.... not really! Well, anyway, you are again in my blogroll, I finally updated it last night.
Take care!

Posted by: virginia at January 14, 2005 01:20 PM

Hope the omlet repaired the negative "float" that seemed like more of a virus. ;-) "Like Mom" - hmmm. Could be the very best of comments or the very worst. How did the auditions come out for E?

Posted by: chrys at January 14, 2005 10:44 PM
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