Weekend Links & Updates

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Links:

10 Surprising Facts about Dizziness and Vertigo – It was nice to see both Mal de Debarquement Syndrome and Meniere’s mentioned in the same article

Symptoms: Sound- and Pressure-Induced Vertigo – A rare reason for dizziness

It’s About More than Your Inner Ear – How vision therapy can provide stabilization. I did vision therapy as a child and then repeated it after my first concussion. While it was very helpful when I was young, after my concussion it didn’t do much  for me. Because my vision issues weren’t muscle related but nerve and balance related, what I really needed and what we didn’t know about at the time was Functional Neurology. 

Links thanks to the VEDA Facebook page.

Updates:

  • On Monday I went dancing! This was hugely exciting for me. I love dancing and it was one of those things that I thought I would never do again. I mostly did some waltz and swing. I made it through about 30 minutes of lesson review and then maybe 5 dances with lots of sitting in between. I did have moments of dizziness, but it was all mangeable.
  • On Wednesday, my family and I drove to Corvallis to watch my brother Andrew’s White Coat ceremony. Afterwards we went out to dinner at a restaurant that had the dreaded overhead fans. Yikes. My dad ended up loaning me his hat which helped tremendously but there must have been subtle flickering going on because after an hour or so my brain had had enough and I almost burst into tears at the restaurant! So, yes, that surprised me. That was my signal to get out of there, which I did.
  • This was my brother Jacob’s third week at Arrowsmith. We are noticing huge strides already. He talked all day Thursday, which is a big deal. At some point I’ll have to do another blog post on it!