As a private pilot, before I ran out of money for flying, I always wished that I could take aerobatic training and learn to spin an airplane. I never got to do that, but maybe this is the next best thing. (Not.) I recently got my annual inspection—not from the airplane mechanic, but from my doctor—and since I’m over sixty, he recommended that I get the shingles vaccination, Zostavax. So I did.
The only thing is, I woke up the next day with the whirlies, and felt lightheaded and dizzy all day. I went back to the docs, and was told, yeah, that’s a known side effect. You might not find it in the usual online references, but in the sources that medical professionals use, it’s clearly cited. Okay, I thought. I wish they’d told me beforehand, but still, it’s better than getting shingles.
I still think that. But it’s been a week now, and I continue to have occasional brief bouts of spinning if I move my head too fast. It’s getting better. But I’m pretty ready for it to end. I’d really rather do it in an airplane.