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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Peeling away at my neuro-whatever . . .

Healing from a Traumatic Brain Injury is like peeling an onion. The layers of injury are deep and today I thought I was going make some headway in my recovery. Here's what I'm talking about:

I have double vision double vision (a.k.a Diplopia) when I turn my head to the left and when I'm looking down (walking down a staircase is extremely challenging for me). I've had this problem since my injury (16 years -- ack!) and yes it's extremely annoying, but I just got used to it. I did do a few weeks of vision therapy at Uptown Vision Clinic in Minneapolis which helped me a lot, but it didn't fix the problem completely. So much time has passed and is it time for a tune-up? Recently I attended a presentation given by another vision therapist and she said "yes."

But, I wasn't so sure my problem was a "vision one" as much as a "neuro one," therefore I contacted The Hearing and Balance Center in Salt Lake because I'd learned at the BIAU Conference that the dizziness and double vision I experience might be because my Inner Ear was damaged. What is your Inner Ear, you ask? Well - read HERE to find out!

To make a long story short my Inner Ear is fine. My balance is fine. But, I still have double vision, so my audiologist today suggested I see a neuro-ophthalmologist. My problem is not my inner ear but a neurological one.

This is what I mean with my onion analogy. I will just need to keep peeling away at the effects of my injury until I am better.

Tomorrow I will call the neuro-ophthalmologist . . . another layer in the onion.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Did you know my book is also an Ebook?

I just got word that several people have purchased my book as an Ebook for their iPad!

iPad's are A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Well, I don't personally have one, but I wish I had one. I'd probably download books left and right. My little mini laptop now feels so old-school.

It only costs $9.99 and a click right HERE to download my book to your iPad.