July 4, 2019 Enjoyed my morning, ready to keep moving

I enjoyed walking around, looking at booths for our Annual Deerfield Family Days with Ron & both my daughters :-) I handled the ...

October 24th, 2018 Timeline - Updated June 2019

A timeline of my medical journey - an interesting cognitive exercise, as well as visual -

Early Sept., 2011 - wake up to terrible VERTIGO

May 2012, referred from a friend, start with Joyce - OT/Feldenkrais practitioner

July 2012 - after LOTS of doctors, testing, get diagnosis of migraine associated vertigo - MAV - from neurologist

Sept. 2012 - with help from my mom, I figure out all my food migraine triggers & change diet, also find vestibular disorders Association website - a whole page devoted to MAV!

April 2013 - referred by Joyce to Dr. Neil Margolis (developmental optometrist) all kinds of visual tests, get diagnosis of convergence insufficiency (CI) - probably undiagnosed childhood condition which got MUCH worse due to illness, my vestibular ocular reflex (VOR) also impaired

May 2013 - start Vision Therapy with Ann

June 2017 - see gastroenterologist, get diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome, apparently a common combination with MAV

end of Nov. 2018 - start working with my psychiatrist - Dr. Mirsky - treating anxiety as a result of sudden onset of illness, and the depression I have fallen into

March 2018 - on recommendation of Dr. Mirsky, start cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with Christina

April 2018 - adjust to special glasses

By Summer 2018, I'm going out more

Oct. 2018 - at appt with Dr. Mirsky, he's pleased with my progress - I tell him I'm avoiding less (doing Worry Exposure)

Christina says I'm doing the work, she's just the coach.  I've started talking with her about advocacy - speaking up about vestibular and vision disorders - want to find ways to talk about what happened to me, what I experience, so that I can move forward, rebuild.

Spring of 2019 - adjust to prescription sunglasses

March 2019 - hearing test

May 2nd 2019 - begin adjustment to prism as part of my reading/near glasses prescription

June & July 2019 - considering what's next - is it time in the Autumn for maintenance rehab??

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