Sorry it has been so long. I will try to do better. Story of my life huh?
Well anyway, does anyone here know what the term vestibular-neuropathy means? Don't be shy raise your hand right up.
OOOKKKK. Basically it means that your inner ear balance systems barely work (or not all all). Mine comes from having inner ear disease since 1981.
In technical terms, you have to use your vision and touch to make up for having no gyro thingy in your head.
And there is a big trade-off. Concentration and short term memory suffer a great deal. It is very easy to get exhausted and worn out.
You trip and run into things a lot.
When you go to the store you always push a cart, so you won't have to use your cane. But that is just the way it is.
The emotional toll that chronic inner ear disturbances take are almost unseen. For many years most people think you are crazy or lazy. Friends and family stop coming around. Your hearing deteriorates slowly and the buzzing (24/7) gets louder every year.
Somedays you feel prety good and others you feel terrible, but you look ok.
Others are jealous of you because you are on disability and do not have to work. If they only knew....I would love to be back at my well paying job at Certainteed.
So you are kind of isolated. But that is just the way it is. You keep on going and still try your best to be Patriarch of your family (wife and 4 grown kids).
And you do a pretty good job also. Besides, very few people even know that you exist, nor do they care about what happens to you.
So what is my point???? Not sure, just needed to vent a little I guess. :)