by 02kar Moderator 10 May 2018

Good morning everyone. I wanted to thank everyone for my birthday wishes. I had the best birthday ever. It was a pleasant day and ended up with friends surprising me with a birthday cake so we had a surprise party. It was so much better than my birthday last year. I have spent the last 15 months getting back on my feet and staying on my feet. As many of you know I have a rare type of vertigo called vestibular neuronitis which means I have permanent damage to my right vestiblular nerve. I had gotten much worse to the point I couldn't leave the house without my handsome hubby or a close friend guiding me to where I needed to go. Fortunately we were able to find a Physical Therapist who was willing to work with me to get me back on my feet. So life is much better now. I am able to stitch but only tolerate an hour or so and have to stop. But I can walk into my room now and enjoy it. I spent a year not even able to spent minutes in it. It may take me longer to get things done because I have to take rest periods but I am working my through my projects one by one. And this is why I have not been posting much I do read through the posts and give out flowers, but many days my time on the computer is shortened because of fatigue. So sorry for missing so many birthdays, I was wishing everyone happy birthdays just not always able to post. So vertigo brain is interesting, but I don't recommend it. I hope you all have a wonderful day.


by arisann 13 May 2018

Hope it was as wonderful as you!

by dailylaundry 10 May 2018

So happy you are feeling some relief, Karen. I am happy you were able to enjoy your birthday! I hope you know how much I appreciated your support while our Alex was deployed. Please continue to feel better every day! Love and hugs, Laura

by kustomkuddle 10 May 2018

It is good news that you are doing better. It does not sound like a very nice thing to have. But then what disease is? So glad you could enjoy your special day.

by dragonflyer 10 May 2018

Such good news, Karen...and so good that you were able to find a Physical Therapist to help you get back on your feet...I have suffered from vertigo for over 25 years and I know it is not glad this year's birthday was a great one!

by graceandham 10 May 2018

So glad that Physical Therapist has been able to help you. Keep that phone number handy. I relate to your slowed down year - mine has been because of my unsuccessful knee surgery. When I am able to climb up to the sewing room, I am so happy to be there, sometimes I just sit and take it in for a bit. Still moving forward. So glad you had friends who surprised you with a party. You need that t shirt that says, "This girl deserves a party."

by toogie 10 May 2018

It sounds like the ones who made your birthday special really wanted to because they love you. I'm so happy you were able to get out and enjoy it.
I am sorry though this past year you have had to struggle so much. I am going to tell my daughter (PT) that a PT helped you over come some things. I had a nurse that specialized in Vertigo come as a favor to my SIL and helped me with mine. I don't know what 'kind' I have just know when it hits, my world is spinning/nauseous/dizzy. I terrible past year for you!
I am happy to see you post more, but totally understand when you can't. So what if it takes you a little longer to complete a project. At least you're moving forward, toward an end.
You have a great day too Karen-