What a week! Lots of crazy happening on a mass scale, with lots more coming. I’m hearing more predictions that this election may not happen at all, the way things are escalating.
Kiko, Whitehawk & *Little Crystals*
Meanwhile, in my personal realm of existence, this week sent me into extraordinary vertigo, which was particularly strong (overwhelming, immobilizing) on Wed. So strange: I couldn’t walk; staggered and banged into walls and furniture… thought a shower might ‘straighten me up’ a bit; fell into the shower wall. Had to reschedule a doctor’s appointment because I just couldn’t get there. Landed with a thud outside trying to tend to some plants. It was very much like having extreme seasickness on a small boat in a major storm.
I was offline for much of three days and hadn’t heard about the incredible swarm of earthquakes going on in California, as well as extreme magnetic storms blasting forth from a highly active sun this week. All related, I’m sure… and I am feeling much better now, thankfully.
A note about Kiko, my kitty who had a health crisis recently, for which some dear readers pitched in for her emergency veterinary care, and for which I am SO grateful! First: I was able to pay 2/3 of that bill, and the vet gave me a grace period to pay off the rest. Living on the razor’s edge without credit cards to help during emergencies makes for all sorts of commotion. God Bless compassionate helpers.
Also: Kiko’s problem was/is a urinary tract one (crystals forming in the bladder, painful to pass.. like little glass chards), which kept her stationed in the litter box, crying incessantly, over the 3-day 4th of July weekend. First thing Tuesday morning we were at the nearest country veterinary hospital (which was PACKED with animals, mostly dogs), where her consult and prescriptions instantly sent the invoice into numbers beyond my ability to cover. Moreover, one “prescription” is special food that helps acidify the urine, which in turn helps dissolve and prevent the formation of those crystals. I’m sure there are ‘cat people’ reading this who know the story. It’s a serious problem that cannot be ignored.
This prescription food costs $43 for a small 7-lb bag! And this is supposed to be her diet forever after, and she’s only 4 years old. Trying to get Kiko to eat this while keeping two other cats away from it has not been easy. Meanwhile, between the antibiotics, a ‘paste’ that’s also meant to dissolve crystals, and special food, Kiko’s problem improved.
But then early this week it RETURNED. And her PERSON was reeling with immobilizing vertigo. She rec’d more antibiotics, and the paste (on her paw; she licks it off), and I ordered a homeopathic remedy for this too, online, which arrived yesterday. Putting that in her water. Again she seems ok…
All of which brings me to this business of heightened magnetic activity on this planet, which I feel MUST be the cause of my “seasickness” and possibly also Kiko’s urinary/bladder “crystals” issue. Vertigo can apparently be caused by tiny crystals in the inner ear (they seem to act like the “air bubble” in that leveling tool carpenters use to ensure balance in their work) … relocating or settling in places they don’t belong. This is what I gleaned by some basic research online re: vertigo.
I’m wondering if (strongly suspecting that) all this magnetic activity in/around earth recently has churned up these tiny crystals in MY inner ear – and possibly also Kiko’s in her bladder?
This pedestrian hypothesis may be a stretch, but crystals consist of minerals, do they not, which definitely would be affected by magnetic fields. I’m not quite reconciling Kiko’s problem with this (not sure magnetic fields can cause crystals to develop) but the coincidence of her having a problem with ‘tiny crystals’ at about the same time I couldn’t even stand and walk seems potentially significant.
During my vertigo, I checked around for news of others having the same problem. One friend said yes, but hers had been ongoing for months. So, well, this case is basically unresolved at this point.
I’m thankful to feel better (tho banged up a bit), and put this out there to ask for responses from anyone else who may have experience with dizziness like this. I’ve had it a few times but never as severe as this week. I found myself reflecting on a man I knew who had a brain tumor, for whom vertigo was an early symptom.
That’s my personal update… bless all, and thank you, thank you, for your support!
PS (LATER SAME DAY) – Went in for the medical appointment I had to cancel on Wed… asked if there had been others coming in complaining of vertigo this week. Nope. So I’m basically supposing this is another manifestation of “earth empathy,” the increased magnetic fields, earthquakes, etc. sigh