Living life with balance problems
Recently, you may have gotten the impression that I lead a haphazard life. (OK, in truth you’ve probably always thought that about me.) But in recent weeks, I have shared how I laid on a mole in my yard, how I have fallen on my face from a standing position and how I humiliated myself at the gym.
I have long known I have a balance problem. I am aware I can’t stand on one leg with my eyes closed without nearly toppling over, for example. I know I can’t walk a straight line by putting one foot directly in front of the other. In fact, I have joked on more than one occasion how I would likely be arrested for DWI if I was ever required to perform a field-sobriety test for any reason – despite the fact that I don’t drink.
It has been suggested to me I should consider seeing a doctor to rule out any problems with my inner ears, and I have also been contemplating taking a yoga class to help improve my balance. Maybe I’ll call tomorrow to schedule those things.