WIAW#52 – Weekend eats and my first experience at ER (without G.Clooney :-()


26. February 2014 by swissfitchick

Good morning!

I hope it’s a good one today – cause yesterday morning it wasn’t. Let me quickly tell you how I spent my whole Tuesday at the Emergency Room.

I had some weird issues with my ear since a few weeks now and sometimes a little dizziness once in a while – but it passed. I scheduled an appointment with my doc this Friday and thought I would talk to her about it then. So yesterday morning, I got up as usual at 5am and went for a 30minutes run. I came back and did some Tara Stiles Yoga and then jumped into the shower – when it hit. My head started spinning, I staggered around like a complete drunk. It was SO scary, I completely lost control over my body and only turning my head felt like I’m filled up with Tequila. Of course it made me sick and the next moment I hung over the toilet and empited what was in my empty stomach. In between purges I called a taxi and – don’t ask me how – made it to the hospital. They made several tests and checks on my ears and equilibrium organ – but didn’t find anything. I even have a pretty well sense of hearing. The neurologist also came and did some tests which were negative. So now I’m here, knowing nothing – I will have to go on Thursday to make an ultrasound of the carotid artery just to make sure.

Cross fingers I wake up all the neyt days without dizziness. THIS was a darn scary experience.

BUT – we’re not here to talk about how I made friends with the toilet, but what I ate past weekend! Thank you to our lovely hostess!


I was back in my own kitchen after my vacation and loved it. Let’s have a look at Sunday. I worked a back and glute weight session (still sore %ç&*&%/”*) in the morning WITH one of my new Sweaty Bands!! Thanks to this girl’s recommendation I finally found the headband that fits perfectly and doesn’t slip. Sweaty BandsI then prepared my traditional Sunday breakfast after: Blueberry Protein Pancakes. Here’s the mix: 1 scoop Protein Powder, 3 eggwhites, 2 tbsp plain soy yogurt, 1 handful blueberries, 1/2 tsp baking powder. They turned out so fluffy with the yogurt and the baking powder – AHAmazing.

PancakesThe weather was absolutely wonderful on Sunday – we are blessed with temps up to 16°C – it feels like spring. I can not remember a February when we had warm temps like this. Anyway, I had a late lunch – I wanted something quick, so I made a tuna omelett on 2 quinoa/rice crackers and an unpictured side salad.

Omelettt OmelettSnack/Dessert were 2 of the Light Chufa Dough Bites – I made another huge batch and I’m so glad I have more for the whole week! As said, you can sub the Chufa flour by Coconut flour, as long as you make them, cause they are really delicious if I may say so myself.

Chufa BitesIn the evening, I travelled to Basel to meet up with the girlscrew. I can not even believe we made it together that soon after the last date. It was Jack’s birthday and as per her wish, we went out to a Thai restaurant and had a great night with great food.

Thai Curry w. Codfish filet

Thai Curry w. Codfish filet – it was spicy but heavenly!

Girls GirlsWe finished fairly early, since it was Sunday and some of us had to travel back to another Swiss city. I curled up on the couch for some blog reading before going to bed and munched on one of these – totally obsessed. Lakritze

That’s it Lovies, have a fabulous day!!

Ever spent a day at the ER? No fun…..

Do you like licorice?

What are you eating right at this moment? I know you do!!



45 thoughts on “WIAW#52 – Weekend eats and my first experience at ER (without G.Clooney :-()

  1. Kim says:

    OMG – how very scary for you!! I’m so sorry you had to go through all of that and still don’t even have any answers! I hope you don’t have any more episodes like that in the next few days before you have more tests!

  2. I’ve missed you 🙂 I am so sorry to read about your troubles — I am crossing my fingers for you that you don’t have any other issues. Onto happier things… sooo glad the headbands are working out for you! I need to place an order asap. Loving all the eats. Did I miss a post about how you are doing with your sensitivities? I will try and catch up. xx

    • I LOVE the bands!! Thank you so much for recommending!
      Maybe you did – I decided to eat eggs again, as the eliminating of ALL that stuff did more hamr than good on my disorder. And the egss don’t affect me, so they are back! Besides that, I do feel mich better but it took a few weeks now!

  3. That’s scary – I hope they figure out what caused the vertigo! I’ve never even had to get stitches, so no ER for me (knock on wood!) And I like red licorice, but you can’t get me near the black stuff!

  4. Okay that’s just terrifying. I kind of freaked out when I was reading your e-mail, so I can’t even imagine how you must have been feeling. Keeping you in my thoughts, love ❤ Hope it turns out to be nothing!

    I literally -just- finished snacking on a chocolate smoothie, which probably wasn't a good idea considering the fact that I'm absolutely freezing now. And a big NAY on the liquorice for me… it's actually one of the few sweets that I just never developed a taste for.

  5. How scary! One of my worst fears is feeling dizzy so I can imagine how awful that must have been. Hopefully with some rest you will feel better!
    Those pancakes look really nice, and so does the Thai curry! And I’m a big liquorice person – I love it!

  6. Oh no, that is seriously scary, I hope everything ends up being alright! I just got a waffle maker so I am loving waffles lately, so your pancakes will likely inspire blueberry waffles very soon. The omelette on rice cake idea is so smart, how have I never thought of that?!

  7. That sounds terribly scary! I hope you soon find out what’s wrong! I know the feeling – I got a sharp pain in the heart region during a run a couple of years ago and I was so scared I had a heart attack or something (which, looking back, was completely weirdo because I wouldn’t have been able to walk 3 kilometers home and drive myself to the ER if it had been a heart attack). Turned out to be a pinched nerve, so except for the pain it was all good. But it’s damn scary when you don’t know what’s happening to your body.

  8. Fiona says:

    I had a vestibular virus and was vomiting all day. I finally called the house-call doctor (it was a Sunday) when it had been going 4am-4pm. He gave me an injection and I found out I had a virus of the inner ear. It was very scary, but is apparently not too serious. I will warm you however, it took a good 3-4wks before I really felt back to normal with my balance etc, especially first thing in the morning.

    • Oh wow, that sounds no fun!! I didn’t even hold through for so long, I ran to the ER after 30 minutes LOL
      The weird thing is, that I feel completely well now and did so before. The funny feeling in my ear just comes on and off and the dizziness was a one time show…..weird.

  9. Sorry about your trip to ER it sounds awful and so scary. Hope the doctors get to the bottom of it soon. I have to say I now have a craving for pancakes as yours look so yummy!

  10. I am just so over the moon happy that you’re okay! I don’t know what I’d do if anything ever happened to my twinie! LOL 🙂 I sure hope you made a batch of those pancakes for breakfast this morning. You deserve some tasty food after spending all day in the ER.

  11. Ahhhh Lucie! i’m stoked to hear it you’re doing okay….I would blame the chicken in your tummy but it’s not a joking matter….:p

    A curry that was really spicy? Lucie, that’s up your alley! I used to love licorice as a kid but these days….not so much!

    • If that was my chicken, I seriously have to consider a plan for murder for her….LOL.
      Spicy is my enemy, I’m such a baby, that’s why I was pleasantly surprised that I loved it!

  12. Oh gosh Lucie, that sounds so scary – I hope you get some answers soon and that you don’t have any more episodes before they get to the bottom of it! I had something similar recently after flying and using the lift a lot in the USA (I was on the 24th floor in the hotel!), but nowhere near as bad as you, I put it down to my inner ear having trouble adapting, and it settled down after a day or two. Hope you’re better soon x

    • Thank you Poppy! Flying is not ideal for our ears, I once had a flight (when I was a Flight Attendant) when I had troubles with my ears and it was terrible.
      I will keep you all posted about the results!

  13. Ahh poor babe I hope you are ok! Totally thinking of you and sending you get well wishes!♡♡ I love licorice especially red yummm I used to be a sugar addict so licorice and swedish fish were my go to! Sending you health love + even more LOVE xo C

  14. Cat says:

    Oh how horrible for you! Hope it doesn’t happen again. I must say those pancakes look incredible! It’s pancake day next week over here and some of those would make for an awesome celebration of it 😉

  15. cottercrunch says:

    oh the ER terrifies me!! creepy but glad you are okay. That licorice might help cure, We are addicted that kind.. MOLASSES

  16. Oh my goodness, Lucie….. what a scary experience. I’m so glad that you’re alright, but how frustrating that nothing was found. I hope everything goes well with your ultrasound. All of your eats look delish, BTW!

  17. Hi Love! Hope you’re doing better. I had an eerily similar experience happen to me earlier last year and I ended up in the ER twice! Still not sure what caused it but they think it was some sort of nerve overload because my back was all messed up too. I’m so sorry to hear you’re going through this though! Hang in there and I’m always here to talk xo

  18. Kate says:

    Yikes! Sorry to hear you have been so sick…hopefully they figure out what is wrong.

  19. How scary! someone in my office had a very similar experience yesterday and went to the ER too…so weird! I hope you feel better! In the mean time, those protein pancakes look hella good…I really need to incorporate those into my diet.

  20. Goodness, I’m so sorry, Lucie! Going to the ER must have been so scary. I’ve never been there but have dealt with dizziness and near-faint moments in the mornings before, too. It is terrifying and I’m keeping my fingers crossed you won’t experience this again and for the doctors to find out the cause.

  21. […] of all – thank you SO much for all your support and well wishes on yesterday’s post! You all rock, I love you!! I have the ultrasound this morning and will have to do another extended […]

  22. […] sure if I do. I mean, I am far from being a whiner, but this week – WTF?? Now after my lovely day at the ER on Tuesday, I woke up on Wednesday and felt totally fine. So I thought, oh, why not joining the Crossfit class […]

  23. […] I had an attack of dizziness which had to be tested in the hospital – which turned out to be nothing, but it also turned […]

  24. That dizziness you described is something that happens to me. It comes and goes. But I know EXACTLY what you mean. You feel drunk, but you’re not and you stumble a little. It’s a scary feeling. They’ve not been able to diagnose it. My doctor thinks it’s stress related.

  25. […] when I was hit by dizziness. I had it 2 weeks ago already one afternoon. Maybe you remember the day back in February when I spent a whole day at the Emergency Room cause I was acting like a complete drunk with […]

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