So, I was thinking, "I'm gonna get in trouble!". Turns out, she wasn't in today, so they scheduled me to see one of the other docs in the office. Win!
Anyway, I've been having balance troubles - BBPV. Actually, I've had this for about the last 25 years, so not new. It comes and goes, and thankfully, it's gone a lot longer than it's here. It's sort of like being drunk without the giddiness and loss of responsible inhibition - thank goodness! I'm guessing it's related to my seasonal allergies, in my totally uneducated diagnosis.
Some people are affected a lot worse than I am - nausea and associated gross "activity". Mine is more of a big glass of wine, not the whole bottle.
But it does make ordinary things like riding my bike or running or taking the geriatric pooch for a walk around the block quite a challenge, so waaaaah.
The doctor gave me some exercises to do, which hadn't been offered the last time I sought professional opinion - about 25 years ago. I've started doing them and they WILL work, dammit! And with this down time, maybe I should schedule that colonoscopy already.
On the bright side, brother Guano (remember him?) and I had a nice little visit. His two sons, two of my awesome nephews, go to school nearby. Plus, he's got other relatives in the area too. It's always nice to get together and catch up, even though his time is typically spread pretty thin when he's in town. If we were more organized, maybe we'd actually get more of the family members together! Something to work on...
Anyway, Guano says "hi". His new computer doesn't allow him to make comments on here anymore. I blame Steve Jobs.