It was not a "fun filled" week last week, but it certainly was one full of activity as I read and acted on your advice, suggestions and personal experiences.
Truly, you gave me the key to resolving the balance issue! I immediately made an appointment with an ENT doctor.
I also made an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon and he had some startling information that helped to explain my frequent falling!
Here's the scoop.
The scoop is this: The orthopedic doctor showed me on my x-rays that my two knee bones are not
aligned from the major fall right after my arm episode. Hence when I take a step, the two bones minus cartilage are not connecting as they should. Yikes.
Of course he says I need surgery which opens a whole other saga that I do not want to talk or think
about right now. Mainly, spending six months in the USA to have the surgery and recuperate.
So, at least I know one REASON.
Then the dizzyness continued all week. I could not wait to get to the ENT doctor about the vertigo.
Again, I'm not going into the details, but suffice to say, when the doctor finally got to the part of doing the movement necessary to put the "crystals" back in position in my ear or ears, I was no longer dizzy! Who would have known if ya'll had not told me about this? Not me. Now it did not
happen instantly, but by the time I awakened the next morning and turned over to see if the room was
spinning, it no longer was spinning. Ojala. Thank goodness.
So, at least I know the second REASON!
The suggestions for a exercises I can do from the computer, the easy yoga dvd I can order from PBS and the idea of getting a physical therapist who will come to the house, are all in motion!
I received not only the comments on the blog, but many personal emails with pep talks, more suggestions and thoughts.
There is no way to express my gratitude to each and everyone of you. You got me over the hump of despair...........
Here is a little humor to end this post. It was the headline of our local paper, Atencion, which is published once a week.
The headline and then the correction on the first page just made me chuckle. Hope it does the same for you.