Q. What Duval was diagnosed with is positional vertigo. I thought you had something like that that was interrelated?
JIM FURYK: Exactly, the same thing, position vertigo.
Q. Would you talk about what that was like and how long it took to sort that out?
JIM FURYK: I think the one thing that I learn in talking about it, it's a different case for every person, the amount of time that it takes to recover is very unique. A lot of doctors told me originally, three or four days you won't even notice it. I have also talked to people that because it got written about a lot, a lot of people wrote me letters, or emailed me or talked to me at tournaments and said that they have been suffering for two and a half years and don't know what to do and it's driving them crazy.
It's different. For me, the first month was pretty bad and I played THE PLAYERS Championship but I was feeling goofy. I withdrew here, committed for Honda, committed for Bay Hill and I kept withdrawing. And I still didn't feel -- I started to feel a little better at PLAYERS but the tournament is 2 miles away. I have to tee it up and try. I played okay with all of that time off. It's a little uncomforting more than anything until you can find out exactly what it is. I would like to talk to David because the guy I saw at home was the best person that I talked to about it and it's a 20 to 30 minute drive from his house. I would like to talk to him and telephone him who to go see.
Q. What was the feeling like?
JIM FURYK: The feeling for me, I'm going to screw up the word, I'm not an English major, it's -- not stigmatism. It means your eyes flutter, I couldn't feel that. When I turn my head a certain way if I played on my back and turned my head to the right my eyes would flutter in such a quick manner that everything just got blurry and it made me as dizzy as I could imagine to the points where I would sit up in bed and I literally just fell down. I got so sick and nauseous and I lost function of my balance from my inner ear. I didn't know what way was up and down, I fell back in the bed. My wife looked at me and said, what's wrong with you? I said I can't explain what happened. I did it again and fell back down. I had to roll over on my stomach and get out of bed that way. Slide out of bed and stand up. I couldn't sit up. It's more scary than anything because I have had a dozen guys out here telling me that they had the same thing and not to worry bit. I had a bunch of people tell me that. More than anything, it scares people at first. It's uncomforting. You don't know what goes wrong. The more nervous, upset you get, the more tired you get. The easier the symptoms come on.
Q. What year was that?
JIM FURYK: Last year.
Q. How long did it take (Inaudible)
JIM FURYK: I think everyone gets it from a different position of their head. That's just what happened to me. I got it the end of February. I woke up with it Friday morning at Match Play. The middle of the night Thursday is when I sat up in bed. I looked at the clock. I couldn't read the numbers. They were two feet away from me because they were so blurry.
In May I was feeling good but I still was very cautious. I could stretch on our fitness trailer and I would never sit up for my back. If I laid down I would get dizzy a little bit. I would never sit straight up. I would always flip over and slide out. People looked at me funny because I would never hop on or up the table. I would say late in the year I had no traces of it. I would say it was bad for a month.
Q. Did you feel it at Muirfield then when you won, did you have a spell or 2?
JIM FURYK: At Muirfield, no. I called my doctor early that week to tell him I was feeling a little funny and give me so ideas of things I could do when I was sleeping or what can I do. We talked a little bit about it. He gave me hints and ideas. I didn't feel bad during the week. I would say by the time the Players Championship rolled around I felt pretty decent. And after May, June, July, perfect. I didn't have any problems with it, but I was always uncomfortable. I still to this day don't sit straight up in bed. I lean over and get up.
Q. Any medication involved?
JIM FURYK: Yes, I didn't like it. There is a drug called antivert. I can't remember. Antivert is the common name of it. It's like a seasickness type drug. It's motion sickness. It also makes you really drowsy. I took that for a few days. I mean I don't really have problems taking medication or antibiotics or Advil, I felt so sluggish that I didn't want to get out of bed. I just wanted to lay around the house and not do anything.
Q. You let it run its course?
JIM FURYK: Let me see if I can remember. There is a drill that I did at this Dr. Green in Jacksonville. I can't believe I can't remember this. It was only a year ago. They take your head through a few range of motions. It's called a Eppeling maneuver, I believe. I'm not sure how to spell it. I don't know how to spell it, no one ever showed me. It's called a Eppeling maneuver. I had one treatment the week before the PLAYERS Championship and I had a treatment on Monday or Tuesday the morning of the PLAYERS Championship, and from that time on I felt a lot better.
Basically in your inner ear you have these hair-like follicles, the facilla, and at the end of them there is calcium crystals. This guy explained it to me. For some reason he thought it was probably in an eye. You could get knocked on the head, fall down. He thought for me it was a viral thing, that these calcium crystals, as you move your head in motion, those facilla sway, and the liquid in your inner ear and those calcium crystals position your brain, they give a signal to your brain of where you are, so you don't fall down when you lean over. Well, he thought that some of these calcium crystals had broken lose bound around my inner ear and when I turned my head a certain way my body lost control of knowing where I was and that's why I would fall down. What they try to do, this maneuver was to bounce those calcium crystals into a chamber of your inner ear and never bother you again.
Q. I imagine it took physical therapy.
JIM FURYK: Literally it took 2 minutes. The doctor, you think he is a quack when he tells you that. But it worked. They put this vibrating mechanism on my ear and took my head through a range of motion for about 90 seconds and looked at me and said you're done, you could go, you're done. I said you got to be kidding me. I walked out of there and felt great. You can look it up on the internet. It's a common procedure. I learned a little bit about it. Positional vertigo is the same thing I have. It will go away. Nothing to get too alarmed about it.
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