|Myself behind the Brain Injury
Last week, I walked for Brain InjuryAwareness. Because I registered early, I received a T Shirt.
Before the walk, breakfast was available which included bagels, coffee, water and fruit. After the walk was finished, sandwiches and other snacks were provided.
Head and shunt pain has been minimal this week.
|The brain tee this year is blue.
I saw my neurologist earlier this month, and my walking and balance issues have improved since my last appointment which was earlier this year.
My doctor had referred me I see a physical therapist during my appointment earlier this year. I realized it was my shoes were uneven on the bottom. This caused my feet to turn inward. Upon changing my shoes, I noticed a difference in how I was walking.
This does not mean I don’t still have some balance issues.
I do get the occasional right leg crossing over my left leg and if I’m not aware of this, I will fall on my face. The leg crossing or ‘scissoring” as they called it in rehab, is random.
This has happened more than once over the last five years since my brain injuries. I was told by another stroke survivor a few years ago that these things never really go away.
This morning, I heard a familiar sound coming from behind my right eye (where I had strabismus surgery in 2015) I had asked my neuro opthalmologist about this and he had said it was my blood pressure. Behind my eye? Maybe. Or I think it could be the nerve or something.
Looking forward to future brain injury walks and more pain free moments…I’ve gotten lucky these last few days…