As I continue my recovery, I still find myself dealing with sudden and unexpected bouts of vertigo. These episodes can be frightening because the severity is unpredictable. If I stand up too quickly, I will have several seconds of disorientation until I recover. If vertigo doesn’t happen immediately and I start walking, it can hit them with even more ferocity. Often I have to find something to lean against and do some meditation style breathing to recover.

I’ve been told that vertigo will probably be with me for the rest of my life. Not necessarily the news I want to hear, but it is something I can live with and still thrive. If anything, it gives me the incentive to take my time and not be in a rush. Although it is frustrating when it happens, as long as I don’t try to ignore vertigo, I will be fine.