Participant Page: Walking My Way to A New Life
About a year ago I went into the hospital with pain on the right side of my face and all I knew was a reading of an MRI was abnormal and my right ear had some ringing and felt like I couldn't hear as well out of it. I found out that I had a temporal bone cyst that was inoperable and over the course of months and vestibular testing I found out that something caused my balance nerves to be damaged on my right side. I also become deaf in my right ear along with some facial numbness. I also suffer from increased intracranial pressure and undergo spinal taps on a regular basis.
I feel very alone in the world of vestibular disorders and infact I just found out about this website tonight and this week to raise awareness. I'm jumping on board. I'm not even sure if I can walk a 5k to be honest. I will more than likely have to use my walker or cane but I will push and do everything I can to do it. I have become stronger than I ever thought I could possibly be in life over this past year due to this.
I hope that somehow I can help raise awareness through my sharing.