Dark Times

I saw a handwritten sign today at the check out counter at Home Depot.  It read:

EverReady Floating Lantern, $3.95  

Good for

a. boating

b. camping

c. dark times

Whoever wrote it must have been having a bad day. Considering my last few weeks, it made me laugh.

Here’s an update on my dizzy world.

  • Every morning I learn to walk all over again. When I wake up, the earth spins in a different orbit for me than for the rest of the population. I stagger, but don’t fall.
  • I can’t take the medicine the ENT prescribed. (Unless I want to sleep all day.) I’m not nauseous. Considering how this episode began, that’s a big plus.
  • For the last two days, Bacon has taken me to the park to walk my regular mile and a half.  Determined to get over this, I’m trying to do the things I normally do. Walking helps.
  • Riding in the car does not help. All car trips feel like out-of-control bumper cars, and I’m not referring to Bacon’s driving. The world hurls by with less symmetry than it should. Needless to say, we’re saving on gasoline because I can’t drive or ride comfortably.
  • I can read and write, but movies, TV, and florescent lighting make me feel like I’m on the dance floor with a fog machine and strobe lights. I have perceptual issues with all things that move, children and dogs included.

All of the medical websites say the way to get over these balance issues is to train your brain to compensate, so that’s what I’m trying to do. Apologies for not posting as often as I should.

 

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