I've lived a life of chronic dizziness since 2002. I was an employed, successful, respected C.O.T.A. with a 12 year career as a Pediatric Specialist. I loved my work, I actually looked forward to it each day. I was exposed to a virus while working and by the end of that day, I was running fever. I was treated by my GP first (a virus...duh!) I at least got anti-nausea medicine, then a referral to an ENT. Sound familiar? One and one half YEARS later, I was finally diagnosed. Labrynitits/Vestibular Neuritis which left a lesion or scar on my 8th Cranial Nerve. That's our 'balance nerve', how lucky was that?
So, after a long bout Depression, I decided the 'telling' of my dizzy journey would be a good thing. It's very tongue-in-cheek for the most part. While I do go into some very dark times while talking about the cause of my PTSD.
I write this blog, for the most part, hoping to help anyone living/dealing with Vestibular Disorders (you would be surprised how many different ones there are!).
I am an Ambassador for VeDA (NOT a typo), the Vestibular Disorders Association, a Grassroots group that has the most extensive resources out there in cyberspace. Google, Siri, any of them... All roads (links) lead to VeDA!
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