I haven’t posted about my balance in much detail for a while. No news is good news, as they say. For the most part everything has been fairly ho-hum. I’ve cut back my appointments to the Functional Neurologist to twice a month. I tried going to once a month, but that was way too long. I spent the last week or so regretting that decision.

As my balance has improved so much in the last year, I’ve mostly gotten into the world of the nitty-gritty annoyances. The little things that still don’t come easily, but aren’t holding me back, like bending down, riding in the backseat of a car, and being cautious about movie theaters. It’s nothing that holds me back from enjoying life. I’m just very careful about how I approach it sometimes.

It’s been more on mind this week as there was turbulence as were landing in Portland and I haven’t normally noticed to much trouble before, but this time I was intense on doing my crossword puzzle and had a hard time putting it down. I suspect that’s what put me a bit over the edge for the rest of the week. I kind of liken it to a painless headache. I’m not dizzy per se, although I could probably get there easily if I tried. I know my limits and try to avoid anything that makes it worse, but if my head isn’t resting than for the most part it’s silently screaming at me to lay down and rest. Now it’s not really tired that is, it just doesn’t know where it is in space and so it gets exhausted easily. Which then eventually makes my neck tired as it’s constantly making micro adjustments to keep my head on somewhat even keel.

I have my little exercises to do from the functional neurologists and often I can figure out what’s off and fix it myself, but not this time. And I don’t dare mess with it too much for fear of making it worse. So I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to get in to see the functional neurologist early this week!