Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My own learning struggles

For 33 years I have struggled with balance.   This was from a car wreck.  I think it is one reason I have such a desire to help others.  It is getting better but has been a long road.  I often walked two and a half miles. Then I did not walk at all and was on crutches for about two years.  Then some days I could walk and some days I would fall.  It was like waiting for the other shoe to drop.  I have tried many things.  Each has helped some.  In June of  2008, I could think clearly for 12 days in a row.  For a couple of days,  during this time, it felt like butterflies in the back of my head.  Currently, I am going to someone who uses cold lazer and it is helping my balance.  I stand on a balance board and the lazer is on the back of my head.  I am walking smoother also.  I am working on closing my eyes while I am standing on the board.  The board is placed about a foot in front of a door frame so I will not fall forwards and someone stands behind me so I do not fall backwards. This  has taken a lot of energy but is also very exciting.  I have to be careful not to overdo and allow myself the time to heal. This is exciting.

1 comment:

  1. Hey there. My mother and I met you and your husband at Walmart in Canton, TX. Thank you for your card which led me here to your blog. I've glanced over most of the posts and love the idea with the Apples to Apples game. I'm excited to read what else you have up your sleeve! THANKS, Jennifer