I can’t believe Balance Awareness Week is almost here!
September 14th-20th kicks of BAW. It’s a week that highlights and educates folks about the evil twins known as vertigo and dizziness.
It might be difficult for one to wrap their head around how debilitating these symptoms can be. Many throughout their lifetime will experience a bout of vertigo or dizziness, but because their “cured” they can forget how cruel these symptoms may be for someone living with their havoc 24 hours a day!
I’ve gone from having a full-time job, running, dancing, playing basketball, driving, etc. to losing my job, unable to run, dance, play basketball, etc. The last time I drove was almost a year ago (my husband wanted me to try and drive a few blocks, so I don’t forget how to drive! It was scary.)
So… it’s safe to say living with chronic vertigo and or dizziness is hell!
Well.. what can you do about it? Be aware. Be sensitive. Be supportive.
Also.. I hope you would consider purchasing a Balance Awareness t-shirt this year to help spread awareness.
Trust me. You are going to want to support an organization that may one day be your saving grace.
The Vestibular Disorders Association has been a bedrock of information that has allowed me to understand my symptoms and navigate medical minefields.
Thanks again for taking the time to learn about the tragedy known as chronic vertigo and dizziness and for spreading balance awareness.
For those living this nightmare… I LOVE YOU! I love you for your strength and resilience.
We’re all in this together!