Yesterday I had my first Vestibular Rehabilitation Training session – hallelujah. I was eager for this appointment as so many people have told me they started getting better once they started VRT exercises. I gave up waiting for the NHS because life is just too short to be waiting so long for these essential appointments. […]
My family wanted to take me out last weekend so I agreed to brave a restaurant to see them. I searched out a place that would be carpeted, spacious and quiet to lessen the impact of background noise on me. Luckily I chose well and the restaurant was quiet and empty. But even still it felt […]
This is what the world looks like through my eyes, unless I am sitting very still. Thankfully its no longer a spin (like in the acute stage), but its still very disorientating. Its horrible to not see in focus around you.
I can’t tell you the relief I felt to finally get my appointment at University College London Neuro-otology Department. Despite all the effort of travelling into London on the underground with vertigo and new hearing aids, it was all worth it because finally I was being seen by people who knew what they were doing and […]
I don’t know how to describe the feelings you have as you begin to notice all the ways in which you can’t hear; all the ways in which you’re now excluded from life which is lived interdependently with others. It’s like permanently being the one who didn’t get the joke whilst everyone else is laughing. […]
For the next few days I carried on laying horizontal . I slept a lot, researched a lot and found innovative ways of functioning without moving my head from the pillow. Those days that I had to make a bathroom visit, were traumatic because I’d get myself there with my boyfriends help, but then get […]
On Fri Feb 13th 2015, exactly 3 months ago, I was busy finishing off things at work and eagerly looking forward to spending Valentines weekend with my boyfriend. I was feeling a bit tired and run down and so we had decided to try and arrange a last minute spa getaway as a relaxing and […]
This is my very first forum post ever! I’m glad I finally got round to doing this and getting my head round WordPress. I’ve been recovering (or not) from bilateral (bloody unlucky) Labyrinthitus for 3 months now. I’ve learnt so much whilst travelling the tedious, process-driven, time-consuming NHS path and I want to share this […]