When I first went on blood pressure medicine a few months ago, the nurse also prescribed meclizine for my vertigo, which I’ve kept on my nightstand in case of an episode. Yesterday was the first vertigo spell I’ve had since then, so I took a tablet and waited the expected hour for it to work.
Well… it lessened the vertigo just enough that I could carefully get out of bed and make it to the bathroom, or the sofa, or open the door for Cosmo, but that’s about it. That’s huge however, since I’m normally completely incapacitated for days, and with Jim not here…
But it knocked me out cold for over three hours, and then I spent the rest of the day falling asleep constantly. Whoa! Now I know never to take that for carsickness! I slept like a rock all night as well, and I’m still a bit groggy. And still a smidge dizzy.
I did finish my research into replacing my Jeep with another Subaru. I called the assessor, got an insurance quote, and estimated my trade value, and figured I’d have to fork over $7-9k for the trade (including taxes). The annual property tax and insurance were about a wash, so my only savings was going to be about $400-$500 a year in gas, which meant my breakeven point would take sixteen years. LOL. I won’t have either vehicle in sixteen years, and probably won’t be driving either with my vision!
So I’ll be keeping my Jeep, which I love anyway, and I’ll stop sweating the cost of gas for it. While I’d love a smoother and quieter ride (I always drive the Subaru if it’s a long trip) one of the things that has kept me in a Jeep for the last twenty years is the short wheel base and tall ride. That’s exactly what makes the ride poor, and also what makes it easier for me to see. No blind spots. Have I mentioned what a lousy driver I am?
I’m hoping to feel well enough in a few hours to make a trip to town. I want to stop by the auto detailer and get a quote for a full detail, something I’ve never done but both cars need it, and then on to the tire shop where I’m going to discuss a more fuel efficient tread for the Jeep, since it needs new tires anyway, and maybe get those ordered. My extent of “off-roading” in it is a gravel road.
I have some pizza dough that’s finally going to get a super long ferment, as I made it several days ago, planning to bake it today, but I don’t think I’ll quite be up to it until tomorrow. I was hoping for a walk this morning, but not quite there yet either. This week was pretty much blown exercise and diet wise, I’m not even going to step on the scale until things are back under control!
I also lost the week for finishing the Moda Blockheads quilt on the frame, I was sure I could get it done and off in a week, but the vaccine effects and then the vertigo killed that. We won’t talk about the yard. Ugh.