#WDYS — The Cure

I told her I suffered from vertigo. She said no worries. I told her it only hit me when I put my head in specific positions. She said don’t put my head in those positions. I told her I couldn’t sleep on my left side. She said she’d sleep on the right side of the bed. I told her I couldn’t lay flat on my back. She said she’d make sure my head was elevated.

One night when we were making love, I told her I was dizzy and we had to stop. She said this was a problem.

She scoured the internet looking for a cure. She told me about the Epley Maneuver. I told her I tried it and it didn’t work. Then she said she found an emersive therapy, a room where the images on the walls go round and round in a spiral. She said that it has had remarkable success curing vertigo. I told her I’d give it a try.

We entered the room holding hands. The spiral projected on the wall started spinning. I told her it was getting me dizzy. She said to hang in there. I told her I was starting to feel nauseated. She said to take deep breaths. I told her I was going to throw up. She said to keep it together. I vomited all over her. She said goodbye and left the room. Then she ghosted me.

So much for the cure.

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Photo credit: Cottonbro studios @ Pexels.

10 thoughts on “#WDYS — The Cure

  1. Sadje December 20, 2022 / 9:30 pm

    You’ve just described my symptoms of vertigo. But I’m not going to try this cure. Thanks for joining in with this funny story.

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      • Sadje December 20, 2022 / 11:47 pm

        I hope we both find relief from this.

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  2. Marleen December 20, 2022 / 10:28 pm

    Well-told story. Look out if somone uses the words of encouragement or says that something’s okay or no problem or that you should hang in there, when said person really only truly means they don’t care (in terms of on your behalf).

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