Author Archives: Cheryl Schiltz Photography

About Cheryl Schiltz Photography

Thank you for visiting, I hope you are enjoying my photography. I've happily been a photographer for over 25 years making it a passion of mine. My work has been inspired by places near and far, those I never thought I'd visit and by the work of others I so very much respect from whom I've learned so much. The vibrant colors of the outdoors take me home and when they stand still just long enough for me to admire and capture them in landscapes, forests, flowers, all things our beautiful world holds, I find myself complete. I hope you enjoy my work and give my page a like. I'd love to see you here.

The Verdict

Chapter Eight The Verdict I remember with extreme vividness the exact moment.  In the confines of a hallway that ominous feeling I had from the start exploded:  Ototoxicity, ear poisoning, permanent.  I still see the steel blue color of the … Continue reading

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The Final Diagnosis

Chapter 7 THE FINAL DIAGNOSIS           Up to this point from previous blogs you already know what happened:  The fall, the drive to the clinic, the bouncing and blurry, the feeling of outer space, and a place of fear unlike … Continue reading

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How it all Started – 1995 -1997

Chapter Six How it all Started It was in 1995 and 1996 when I started experiencing complications with my menstrual cycles.  The pain was so bad I couldn’t get out of bed for the first two to three days.  I … Continue reading

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Pills, Hope, and a Frightening Discovery

Chapter Five Pills, Hope and a Frightening Discovery I looked to the meclizine in hope it would take everything away.  I faithfully took each pill as instructed in anticipation that my sense of knowing where I was in space would … Continue reading

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A Band Aid, Partial Discovery

Chapter Four A Band Aid, Partial Discovery I put the Bronco in first gear and began a 50 mile drive to the clinic.  As I drove, the road looked like a multitude of roads trying to merge into one.  The … Continue reading

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Phone Call and Drive to Hell

Chapter Three Phone Call and Drive to Hell “Something is terribly wrong!  I can’t stand up!  I can’t see!  What’s wrong with me?”   The receptionist listened as I described what was going on and placed me through to triage where … Continue reading

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Bouncing – Crawling – Falling – Battered and Bruised

Chapter Two Bouncing – Crawling – Falling – Battered and Bruised On my butt I bounced down the stairs hanging on to the railing and sliding my other hand on the opposite wall, the only lifelines I could find.  I … Continue reading

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Holy Moly – Where has the time gone?

            You’re probably wondering what’s been taking me so long to post another blog.  Well, it’s just been one of those days, or in this case, several days.  Life’s been good, but I’ve taken a lot of down time to … Continue reading

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Before getting back to the original story – one more “thought”

Not long ago my dear friend Greg from Colorado called me and I could tell right away something was very wrong.  Greg has much the same bilateral vestibular dysfunction and effects of it as I do.  The difference between my … Continue reading

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Address It, Express It and Silence It

           How many times have we sat and let painful thought take us away from the very moment we are in.  How many times do we allow those thoughts to remove us from the present of what is right in … Continue reading

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