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Jul 18, 2016 10:38 AM

Just venting abiut my inability to walk a straight line. I am in my childhood home so nothing has changed however all this week and off and in for a month. I walking in a certain direction and the next thing u know BANG!! Into the wall. Or door, or door frame ect. I'm like how the heck can I not keep a straight line. I know this object is there so why do I keep running in to it. I even purposely go out to.avoid an area and run into something on the other side. It's like im a dang ping pong ball. And it hurts . Frustrating truly.

Jul 18, 2016 10:55 AM

Running into stuff you know is there really sucks and is painful. My personal favorite is hitting my head on the doorframe of the car when getting in and out, every damn time. It's something I've done all my life so I didn't know it wasn't normal until recently. Doorframes, door knobs, closed doors because the handle didn't turn the whole way, walls, corners, counter tops, tables, coffee tables, bookshelves and cabinets. I have permanent bruising on my hips and shins from constantly running into crap.
I'm sorry you are running into things too. My boyfriend thinks that i have no spacial recognition/awareness. I happen to agree which is why when I'm driving i won't go if i there might be space, i wait until there are no vehicles coming. And yes i have waited for 20 minutes to get onto a road before. Luckily i don't live in a super crowded city.

Jul 18, 2016 2:42 PM

πŸͺ I seem to bounce from one place to another... 😑im falling most times.. even with my crutches i walk like a drunk lol... i was shunned down the school, by the elite because my gait was so bad😲 and my speech slurrsπŸ˜› so i was labled as a drunk.. this was over 10 yrs ago mind πŸ˜‰
I am always bumping into things... people... even fell into the freezer section in costco😢like a fool... thank goodness i wore panties that day! ✌

Jul 19, 2016 8:52 PM

Newfibrogirl, I've been doing this same t thing for 3+ years. Mayo found I have vestibular neuronitis,, caused from something with the 8th cranial nerve. My Ortho put me through leg strengthening & balance training, which has definitely helped prevent me from falling out even slamming into walls and stuff as bad as I was. I think the balance training would be good for anyone with problems like ours. Talk to your doc about it. Hugs love & prayers for a good night! .πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Jul 19, 2016 9:01 PM

Thanks flappys, fortunately, I'm currently doing PT for balance and gate training. I've told my therapist about it and your right he's addressing it. He just says it's gonna take time. Due the fact that my tumors are so large they are treating me as if I'm a pregnant woman. Which is so odd and difficult to handle emotionally. But as we all know its something we have to except.

Jul 19, 2016 10:52 PM

πŸ– I can add tripping over my own two feet in the middle of a busy shopping center and i didnt fall just kept tripping! I expected to hit the ground but my husband had to support me to regain my balance. Ive always had terrible grip, I drop things every time, & I have always been a kluts.
This has definatly gotten worse with the fibro. Some days i just stand still and nearly fall over! Definatly frustrsting. Walking strait lines is also not fun :(

Jul 19, 2016 11:06 PM

i don't think i would be able to walk the line if asked, and i don't drink. 😳

Jul 20, 2016 7:37 AM

Newfibrogirl, it took me 16 sessions before I could regain ability to stop myself from falling. Make sure to do any exercises at home that you can. Hugs love & prayers you'll start to see positive results soon! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Jul 20, 2016 9:57 AM

Thanks..I've only been there for about 10 session so far. Im having to recover from injuries I caused when I was going to the gym on my own.so I'm just now starting to a little less less pain in my back. So I'm able to do the home excerise for a shirt time.

Jul 20, 2016 11:39 AM

Just take it easy so you don't overdo it.

Jul 20, 2016 11:57 AM

I tend to do this, too. Very clumsy. So, I know some of what you are going thru. Fell on the garage concrete. Half of face turned black then green & yellow over time, split lip, hurt shoulder, knee & hip. It was after this fall that doc sent me to PT.
What helped the most ( I really dislike the darn thing) was the balance board. That thing kicks my but. The sweat just runs!! Which is probably showing me that I need it most. I got one for home & I do fall less. Glad to hear you are in PT, hope it helps you.πŸ™‚

Jul 20, 2016 12:40 PM

Ouch Silvery! I hope you are feeling better now!!

Jul 20, 2016 2:09 PM

Eating dinner pizza okay

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