I woke up the morning of March 6th and sat up, disoriented and dizzy. As I walked to the kitchen to get a glass of water, the room started to spin and I could barely keep standing. I was confused as to what was happening!
I went back to bed thinking it was a strange experience, but when I woke up again a bit later the same thing happened, I knew something was wrong but didn’t know what.
Since it was a weekend, on Monday I called my doctors office and made an appointment and was fortunate to get squeezed in the next day. I am so glad I did.
Upon entering the examination room, my blood pressure was taken, and I discovered that I had extremely high blood pressure, ridiculously high. My blood pressure was taken again, and again was off the charts.
My doctor said, “you need to go to emergency now.”
I spent the next two days in hospital, doing heart tests and Catscan of my head and blood work. It all came back clear, thank God!
Here is the reality, if I hadn’t had vertigo I wouldn’t have gone to the doctor, and I would very likely have had a stroke or heart attack or died. It was that bad.
It took me four weeks to get beyond the vertigo, and my blood pressure is normal now, with the medication!
Why do I tell this story?
Because what looked like a great inconvenience or setback with vertigo was actually a blessing from God because I was seen by a doctor to diagnose something I didn’t know I had, that could have changed my life dramatically.
Maybe you are going through something difficult as well and maybe, just maybe God has a higher purpose in it.
When people ask how I am doing, I say incredibly blessed that God allowed me to have vertigo, because it changed my life.
Do I want it again? Not really!
Now I ask myself, what do I do with this gift from God? This second chance? I know I need to use my story for His glory!