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Physical Therapy Begins – 1998

Chapter Ten Physical Therapy Begins – 1998 It took three agonizing months before a combination of doctor and insurance approved referrals granted me time in physical therapy.  That was late January 1998.  In order to start my balance re-training a … 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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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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An Anatomy Lesson

I believe it would be helpful to provide some basic anatomical information to provide you with a better understanding to what a vestibular system is and why it’s so important to our connection to our surroundings, our center and, to … Continue reading

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Ah, the Joys of Physical Therapy…

It took weeks for the proper paperwork between insurance and referrals to coordinate so I could begin physical therapy that, as the doctor had put it, will help me “get use to it” referring to the damage the antibiotic Gentamicin … Continue reading

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Noise, Noise, Noise

     The ride home with Mom was spent in painful silence.  Neither of us could come up with anything to say.  But in my head there were incredibly noisy screams of fear, anger, confusion and uncertainty.  What the hell was … Continue reading

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The Discovery

When the tests were finally completed I was told that the doctor would be in shortly to talk to me about the results.  I needed to use the restroom and on my own made my way to it by hanging … Continue reading

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