This morning I woke up feeling a mixture of emotions. I had been anxiously waiting for over a month for this appointment. Finally I would be able to find out what was causing the issues which affect me on a daily basis.
I came prepared to answer questions that could easily have been sent from the referring doctor. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a form that could go from one doctor to the next!
He asked me a million more questions. Then came the fun!!
“Stretch your hands out and touch your nose while leaving your eyes closed” (failure…apparently I was a wobbler)
“Put one foot in front of the other and walk towards me” (failure again…- I hope I don't have to do that for the police! Yikes!!)
Apparently I have benign positional vertigo that is induced by changing head positions. Yippee!!!! There is treatment. So...my next step was to see a physical therapist.
A few hours later, I found myself working with the physical therapist. After a quick exercise to find out which side I was most affected by the vertigo I heard the therapist say “there it is!!!” She didn’t need to tell me, I knew it before she did. I felt the uncontrolled eye movement immediately. I learned there was a name for it…but unfortunately I don’t have a clue what it was.
So…today begins a 4 week journey of vertigo physical therapy that leaves me with a mixture of emotions… and anxiously waiting to see what the results will be.