Hi. I had a big day/night today. Had a wonderful day at the Huntington Museum and Gardens (including a tea) near Los Angeles and drove home on really crowded freeways IN THE DARK. Here in the greater Los Angeles/San Diego area, our freeways are crowded, accident prone and if any space opens up everyone goes 80 miles an hour (or faster). It's a challenge in broad daylight negotiating lane changes (the fast head turning has made me dizzy ini the past) and I've been avoiding night time driving completely.
I have to attribute this incredible leap forward to the vestibular therapy I've been getting. I'm doing the exercise where you focus on a letter of the alphabet, placed against a busy background, and move your head back and forth quickly, keeping the focus at all times. It seems to be working.
I'm also getting used to the staggering and to peoples' reaction to me - I guess I've adjusted as I don't notice it as much or maybe just don't care. I'm so grateful to be able to get around and enjoy my life, that a little staggering is a small price to pay.
Speaking of which we had a perfect day here - about 75 degrees, some white puffy clouds were banking up against the mountains and the garden at the Huntington is loaded with gorgeous roses and oozing fragrance. We stood like dogs, four of us, inhaling the fragrance and soaking up the beauty. The grand finale was a walk around the new stunning Chinese garden.
Life is great!