Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sometimes You Just Have To Laugh!

I am finding the best way to get through these "wonky head" days is with humor. I make myself try and find the lighter side of all the downsides of dealing with a dysfunctional vestibular system. One of my latest finds is this website.



This company offers a amazing array of styles and uses for the good old fashioned "air sickness" bag. I love the graphics on these bags and if you have a twisted sense of humor like I do........you will truly enjoy them too.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Time Sure Flies

It's been over 2 weeks since my last post. No particular reason other than I've been feeling pretty good as of late. I have been focusing on improving my quality of life. Eating more healthy, exercising more regularly and meditating. I have been maintaining a minimum of at least 20 minutes of walking daily and I have noticed that over the last two weeks there is some significant improvement. I am feeling less and less wobbly. Still have the odd day where the weather is changing and those good old low pressure systems wreak havoc on my ears and head. However, I am having more moments where my symptoms are so minimal that I don't even notice them anymore. It is absolutely wonderful!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Delicate Balance

bal·ance  (blns)
1. A weighing device, especially one consisting of a rigid beam horizontally suspended by a low-friction support at its center, with identical weighing pans hung at either end, one of which holds an unknown weight while the effective weight in the other is increased by known amounts until the beam is level and motionless.
2. A state of equilibrium or parity characterized by cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces.
3. The power or means to decide.
a. A state of bodily equilibrium: thrown off balance by a gust of wind.
b. The ability to maintain bodily equilibrium: Gymnasts must have good balance.
5. A stable mental or psychological state; emotional stability.
6. A harmonious or satisfying arrangement or proportion of parts or elements, as in a design. See Synonyms at proportion.
7. An influence or force tending to produce equilibrium; counterpoise.
8. The difference in magnitude between opposing forces or influences.
9. Accounting
a. Equality of totals in the debit and credit sides of an account.
b. The difference between such totals, either on the credit or the debit side.
10. Something that is left over; a remainder.
11. Chemistry Equality of mass and net electric charge of reacting species on each side of an equation.
12. Mathematics Equality with respect to the net number of reduced symbolic quantities on each side of an equation.
13. A balance wheel.

An interesting word with many meanings. For me...when I think of the word "balance" two things come to mind. First and foremost staying upright and not falling over. Secondly managing my day so I can be productive and have minimal symptoms. Without the the first the second will not happen. So they go hand in hand.