I Don’t Think It’s Anything!

I was sitting at the computer one day, minding my own business, when suddenly I felt like I was spinning.

It felt like a cross between light-headedness and excess gas. I don’t know any other way to explain it. The spinning sensation lasted maybe a second and a half, and then it was over.

I was sitting still, not moving a muscle except in my hands, and there were no noises or other outside influences to cause what had happened. My eyes were probably squinting, since I should wear reading glasses but don’t. And I was sitting with poor posture, as always.

But it was not a seriously bothersome dizziness – just a quick annoyance, like a muscle spasm. It certainly wasn’t something that required a doctor’s care. It wasn’t even something I would normally notice.

I considered all of these factors before shrieking:


We’ve been taking Shane to doctors since August, trying to solve the mystery of his regularly occurring dizzy spells.

He came running into the office from the other room. “Yeah?”

“I was just sitting here, and all of a sudden, I felt dizzy!” I told him. “My head went ‘woooooo’ …” I made a whirly motion with my hand. “And then it stopped. Is that what’s been happening to you?”

“Yeah, pretty much,” he said.

“And it’s over in like one second?”

“Yeah, I think. It’s about one second or two,” he said.



“I don’t think it’s anything!” I said. “It’s just something that can happen – a little feeling that comes and goes once in awhile. I mean, it’s not really bothering you, right?”

“Not really,” he said. “And it’s not happening as much anymore anyway. I was thinking about talking to you about it because it doesn’t happen now like it used to.”

“And it only lasts a really, really short time?”

“Yeah,” he said.

“So let’s just say that it’s nothing, okay?”

“Okay,” he said. “That’s the end of that!” And he bounced out of the room to play.

Then I went into the online scheduling portal, and cancelled all of our upcoming dizziness doctor appointments.

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