March 17, 2014

A Four Week Journey...Slice of Life



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.

3 comments:

  1. Good luck. There seemed to be a sense of relief when you found out that there was a name...and that there was something to help. Physical therapy can work wonders and from your words it sounds like you will give it your all. Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

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  2. Interesting! It makes me wonder what type of exercises or things they will have you do to help. I hope it helps! Feel better!

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  3. So glad you've found the answer, and it's fixable! Ginger essential oil, as well as tangerine EO, can we helpful. Inhale or apply to hands.
    Jill
    a-little-red-wagon

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