Some people just can’t get used to heights. They suffer from a balance problem called vertigo. Vertigo is a sensation of dizziness. You feel you are losing your balance and about to fall down. This unbalance feeling usually happens at the top of a tall building, climbing mountains, flying on a plane or staring down a tall stairway.
I got a little dizzy when I took the following shots while visiting an old apartment hotel at Casco Viejo. I climbed the stairways to the third floor, looked down and took several pictures. After I did that, I had to hold an iron railing, since I felt I was going to fall. After a brief moment, I regained my balance. Not amused at all, mind you.
Two days ago, I had this uncomfortable feeling of vertigo again. While looking to my left side to talk to my nephew, I felt a sensation of unbalance. I immediately closed my eyes and reclined my head to the back of my seat. I just stayed there still like a dead rock. After about a minute, I opened my eyes slowly and looked at the computer monitor in front of me. I could see the letters clearly and the dizziness was gone.
I decided to call it off for the day and stayed away from the computer. Maybe I was reading too much and the constant movement of my head up and down the screen was bothering me. That’s what I read on the Internet in Wikipedia.
Yesterday, while eating supper, I had the same feeling. When I looked at the plate, I lost focus for a while and felt the same uncomfortable unbalance. It was a very brief moment. I remember having my ears hot and my head turned red. Ten minutes later, I was feeling fine. If this continues, I plan to visit my otorhinolaryngologist (who invented this word?) to check my ears. Maybe there’s something wrong inside the ears. Who knows?
This morning everything is fine, business as usual. Plan to stay away from tall stairways in the future. (Grin). Good Day.