Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Is It Bedtime Yet?

Oy. Poke a fork in me, I'm done. Went to yoga class, where it was quite apparent that I missed last week. And that I don't have the upper body strength to hang out in plank position much longer than two seconds.

Then dashed off to pick up my original oil painting that I bought a couple of weeks ago. The artist wasn't there, but I did have an enjoyable chat with the beautiful and elegant Mary Edna Fraser while I was dripping sweat, reeking of yoga mat smell, dressed in my yuckiest sweat pants because I forgot to do laundry, and wearing one of Jason's flannel shirts as a jacket. Nice.

Then I came home, gobbled lunch, hopped in the shower (well, I didn't really hop in the shower as that's a good way to break something), then off to the grocery store.

Where I bought everything except the ONE THING I went there to buy. So I had to run back in and get it.

Okay and here's a weird thing. For the past few weeks, I have been noticing that whenever I go to the Publix or WalMart, I start to feel very strange. A kind of woozy, dizzy, foggy-thinking, all over sort of weakness. I thought that my blood sugars were on the fritz (I'm teetering on diabetic) because I always go first thing in the morning and occasionally do not have breakfast. Last time I went to Publix, I got so dizzy I bought a mango juice thingie just because I thought I was going to pass out. I actually called Jason from the parking lot because I wasn't sure if I'd be able to drive home.

But then I started to notice that it happened whenever I went into one of the big stores. Publix, Wally World, BiLo, Target.

Found out it's an inner ear sort of thing. Something about the fluorescent lighting and the inner ear in some people causes that reaction. I've never had an ear infection in my life until about a month ago, I got the worst pressure/pain in my ear and it was popping and clicking for a while. It's pretty much gone now, but I'm wondering if that is what triggered the dizzy spells.

What is really strange is that Jason has had a lot of inner ear infections/problems, but the lighting doesn't bother him.

Guess he'll be doing the grocery shopping for now!

Loki sez: Only shredded Friskies, Daddy.


Pat said...

I used to react to the big stores too, Janet - only my ears would plug up instead of my getting dizzy. Weird, huh? Makes me wonder what working in a fluorescent-lit building does to our bodies.

Marcheline said...

I totally have the same thing.

When I was younger, I was sure that the stores put something funny in the air ventilation system that made people feel fuzzy and not realize how much junk they were buying.

As I got older, I realized it was the lights - I can actually hear them. It's nauseating. I haven't been inside a mall in 20 years.