Cliff has been having spells of vertigo once every two or three weeks for quite a while. He was given two prescriptions to use until he goes to his appointment for vestibular therapy this Wednesday, and those have been taking care of his dry-heaves and dizziness... until the last time.
Thursday evening he was getting ready to go to his tractor club meeting when he got terrible dizzy and sick. The pills did nothing for him. He missed the club meeting, but what was worse is that he was still dizzy Friday morning. And Saturday morning. And Sunday. I messaged both my churches to let them know I wouldn't be there. Both promised to pray for my husband.
So for four days, Cliff couldn't safely get up and do anything without help. If he wanted to go in another room, I stood up in front of him while he stood up. Then he'd grab my shoulders, or sometimes just hang onto the back of my shirt with one hand, and away we'd go. I told him I felt like a pack animal. He's never had vertigo for this long a time, and he has really been getting depressed about it. Several times he mentioned that he would hate to be living along under those circumstances, so maybe he will appreciate having me around. Actually, he always appreciates me; he is a good man.
Yesterday evening he still had a little dizziness, but he could walk around without help for the first time in four days. We'll see what happens this morning when he gets up. I am hoping he will be able to drive to his appointment in Independence, because I don't drive. His sister would gladly come and take him, but she's having health problems of her own. He will talk to his brother today and see if he would be able to take him; I'm sure he'd be glad to, but he and his wife are older than we are and have lots of doctor appointments, so he may not be free to do it.
So that's the kind of fun we've been having.
I planted more things in the garden yesterday: Onions, cabbage, beets, and radishes. When I go outside, I take my phone in case Cliff needs me.
I am trying to keep from worrying over this drought. I do love the sunny skies and warm temperature, but we need more winter! It isn't about my garden so much as the fact that farmers need their crops to grow. I don't have to raise my own food, but if the current forecast is right, orchards aren't going to have any fruit around this area. Yesterday was in the 70's. Today will be the same.