Participant Page: Little DIZZY Therapist
Many are unfamiliar with the term "VESTIBULAR". I had to acquaint myself with this terminology after sustaining a head injury at work 11 years ago.
Post accident several years was spent in bed totally incapacitated without a diagnosis just a host of symptoms - Blackouts, Fainting Spells, Dizziness, Vertigo, Nausea, Disturbed Vision, Photophobia, Tinnitus, Insomnia, Migraines, Severe Pain, Loss of Balance, Falls, Chronic Fatigue to name a few.... (Sharing the symptoms to alert those who may be in a similar situation to earnestly seek help so you can have an accurate diagnosis and treatment)
It took several years to get diagnosed. The team of medical experts were fantastic at getting me up and out of bed, giving me hope through Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The next stage was a trip to Arya Vaidya Sala (Kerala, South India), a century old Ayurvedic Hospital for holistic recovery, where one had the privilege to be treated by the Chief Physician aged 94, whose wisdom in administering healing Ayurvedic treatments knew no bounds.
What has VEDA done for me?
Finding VEDA was like having someone throw me a lifeline. The resources, help and support received gave me hope to visualise the possibilities and courage to learn so many different ways and methods to manage my disability. Gaining knowledge and resources from VEDA was extremely beneficial and instrumental to rebuild one's life, reconnect with family, friends, gaining confidence to venture out steadily into the business world and reboot one's system.
Fundraising for BAW 2016
Encouraged by the love, support and funds received from last year's fundraising event, I am hosting our annual BAW fundraising dinner at Denbies Wine Estate with the aim of spreading awareness about VEDA and vestibular disorders so no one has to experience what I went through. One of VEDA's primary goals is to reduce the time it takes healthcare professionals to diagnose a vestibular patient. Once again your support would be greatly appreciated. A donation of any amount can certainly make a difference.
Thank you for taking time to read my story and follow on with my progress.
Best wishes to all our Ambassadors for their fundraising efforts for BAW 2016.
With thankfulness for your gift and support,
VEDA Ambassador Board Member