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
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.