my first happened on the morning of april 10. there was this unusual ringing in my right ear and almost immediately after my knees turned into mush and room started to spin. i was able to sit down on a stool, lean on a wall and felt a cold sweat coming on. waves of dizziness accompanied by nausea poured in and i started to barf my guts out. at this point i was lying down on the floor already — trying to hold on to the floor with eyes closed and trying hard to convince myself that the room wasn’t actually spinning. i was on the floor for the rest of the afternoon. i was able to crawl to bed in the evening.
friday, april 11 was spent mostly in bed. sleeping. i wasn’t able to eat any meal but i was able to take in fluids. thankfully, the dizziness has mostly dissipated. the following two days were totally better and i started improving. i was moving about, doing some chores and some work. the appetite is up as well. and monday, the 14th of april, i was even able to drive a short distance. but tuesday, the 15th of april is the day i am seeing an ear doctor. i had a suspicion that what happened to
the second one came while i was waiting for my turn at the ear doctor’s clinic. i was seated when that familiar ringing in my right ear came. i suddenly broke into a cold sweat. i closed my eyes and braced myself for the dizziness and nausea.
everything seems a blur from that point. i remember being transferred to a wheelchair, moved to the doctor’s clinic, the doctor deciding on confinement, wheeled out to a taxi and then driven to the emergency wing of manila doctor’s hospital.
i got discharged april 21 — seven days in manila doctors hospital. i’ll put in more entries about my confinement another time when i get the extra time for it.
for those that do not know, cerebrovascular accident is the medical term for a stroke.