I dreamed of being in a position to write a celebratory post this morning:
I’ve had a day of feeling like the ground was solid and it felt totally amazing!
I look forward to a time when I can write that post for real.
Of all the weird and wonderful ways the migraines like to wreak havoc, perhaps the strangest and most restrictive is the way they affect my vestibular system and proprioception, resulting in spectacular bouts of dizziness and vertigo.
According to the Collins dictionary, proprioception is:
‘the neurological ability of the body to sense movement and position’
And while we’re at it, the vestibular system is:
‘the sensory mechanism… that helps to control balance’
Usually, they work seemlessly with all our other senses to keep everything looking and feeling just the way it should.
And like so many things, it’s only now they’ve gone haywire that I’ve realised what an incredible ability it is.
Without it, the room spins, my head swims, the floor looks like it’s moving and nothing feels solid.
It’s totally disorientating and a permanent seasickness resides.
I feel like a very small boat on a very stormy sea.
But as a wise friend said yesterday, all storms must pass eventually…
What is chronic migraine? See first post My Brain BSOD