Three weeks ago, I had what we’re all pretty sure was a migraine. I had severe ringing in my ears, and eventually went completely deaf for a few minutes. After my hearing returned, I had a headache unlike anything I could ever remember.
I told my mom about it, who told me it was probably a migraine, and we’d see if it happened again. Well, it did this past Friday, and I told her about some other problems that I’ve been having for a while. For the past couple of years, I have had constant ringing in my ears, frequent dizziness, and occasional spacial disorientation, where it feels like the whole world has leaned over in one direction or another.
Well, I went to the neurologist today to talk about it, do a couple of tests, etc, so I could get the referral I needed to get an MRI done. I’m going to be doing the MRI later today, and should be hearing back from them in a couple days, so I’ll only be freaked out for a couple days longer. (Whee!)
My brother called me at about 2:30 this morning, returning the call I made to him at about 6:30 yesterday evening. He wanted to let me know he was worried about me, and that he’d drop everything and come to be there if I needed anything. I was really glad he called, even if it was 2:30 in the morning. We talked for about an hour and a half, just sort of shooting the shit, and had a good time.
My brother and I aren’t terribly expressive about how we feel for each other. I mean, we’re all always available for each other, and it’s understood that we love each other and will do just about anything to help one another; we just don’t often talk about it. It was good to hear that my brother had my back, even though I knew he did anyways. No matter what the result, I can always count on my brother to be there for me.
I’ll update here as soon as I hear more, so stay tuned. In the parlance of CNN and that ilk, I have dubbed this as “Cranium Calamity 2007.” So be sure to keep an eye on this category.