But, I have to admit to you that I do not have much hope for my doctor finding anything. My instability may be something that has come to me by way of the aging process.
Yesterday a comment from Reader "Bill in Chico" stated much the same conclusion. Bill wrote that he is beginning to "feel subtle changes in my balance." Bill just turned 81.
Bill's advice: "Hang in there! This ain't for sissies!"
There are many frustrating results in these physical changes that I am experiencing. Some of these are:
- I spill drinks. The reduction in physical coordination combined with loss of control of my right hand results in spilled drinks. When spilling drinks first began for me, I chalked it up to accidents. Now I know that these spills are not accidents.
- Clumsy feet. My feet don't move right which means stubbed toes. And feet catching on a chair leg as I am passing, resulting in a tumble.
- Darkness means being unstable. When I was younger, stability came from senses. But now, stability is visual. When I am in the dark, I walk like a drunk person.
- Takes longer to do stuff. When I was out in my balcony garden this afternoon, it took me about three hours doing gardening chores that should have been done in 1/2 hour or less. Everything takes longer now.
When I am sitting down, I feel as though I can do everything that I used to without these physical challenges. I have no aches or pains. It's only when I stand up and walk around, that sometimes, things get really difficult for me. And that is a really frustrating part of this stuff. I don't feel sick. But I am.
I guess that I think of this old age business as being sick. Weird, huh?
Uplifting YouTube video
I ran across the YouTube video below and it felt really uplifting for me listening to it.
It is titled: "You'll Never Walk Alone" from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "Carousel."