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Wonky

NOVEMBER 17, 2022


Wonky

11/16/22 07:40 AM

Wonky!

It's the term I use for how I feel. It's my personal slang for the dizzy state that I seem to experience quite often.

It's not vertigo. I have dealt with that too, but have also been able to verify vertigo's direct relationship to dehydration. Or, perhaps just not staying well hydrated. That's been very consistent in my experience.

Either way, vertigo is completely disabling. With it, the room spins and I cannot get from point a to point b, or even walk for that matter.

What I have experienced with being wonky is something with which I can and have had to live. It's not fun, but so far I have been successful in dealing with it.

I have been through a wide ranging battery of tests and nothing has shown up on the radar to substantiate my wonky lifestyle. It seems I am far from alone in both my wonky state and the inability of all of the doctors to come up with a viable reason for it.

I've had an MRI, check for Parkinson's, inner-ear check, heart evaluation, and on and on. There are a lot of online articles that would love to provide a diagnosis, but so far most are just deeper dives into that which has already been tested.

I'm still reminded of what my father always said. Apparently, it's a variation on a quote credited earlier to Betty Davis:

Getting old is not for sissies.

Footnote

I should add...

11/17/22 07:20 AM

I should add that the good news is I'm never wonky while seated. It's only when I'm standing or moving that the problem occurs. Seated includes driving and even while eating. No problems there, which is very fortunate.


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