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.