Finding Balance: Healing From A Decade of Vestibular Disorders by Sue HickeyFinding Balance: Healing From A Decade of Vestibular Disorders by Sue Hickey

Finding Balance: Healing From A Decade of Vestibular Disorders

bySue HickeyEditorSue Hickey

Paperback | March 17, 2011

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Over 10 million adults in the United States have chronic problems with dizziness and imbalance - vestibular problems. This compares to 400,000 with multiple sclerosis or 1.5 million with autism for example, both chronic illnesses with much greater name recognition. Vestibular problems are difficult to diagnose and treat. While vestibular problems come with various medical names (Meniere's, Perilymph Fistula, Endolymphatic Hydrops, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), and others) they present a common challenge for the affected person on how to deal with the dizziness and eventually find balance. Finding Balance addresses over a decade of illness, from the initial two years searching for a diagnosis, through the long years of treatment and finally to the period of rebuilding a life within the confines of what dizziness and vertigo will allow. Finding Balance provides a detailed description of symptoms, what can trigger them, the emotional reactions to symptoms, how to recognize their subtle differences, and how to track them in order to contribute to your diagnosis. It also emphasizes the patient's responsibility for healing and eventually how to find the inner balance in life that will be necessary to equitably live with these symptoms over time. And it provides a sense of time, of patience.
Sue Hickey is a retired executive who was diagnosed 12 years ago with vestibular disorders, commonly known as balance disorders. She has focused her full time attention for the past 12 years on healing from the series of balance disorders she lives with. In the process she has become a patient-expert on the subject of balance disorders...
Title:Finding Balance: Healing From A Decade of Vestibular DisordersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:March 17, 2011Publisher:Demos (Trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1936303140

ISBN - 13:9781936303144

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Table of Contents

"Chapter 1 Losing Balance
Chapter 2 Denial, Is Anything Wrong With Me
Chapter 3 The Pendulum Swings Wildly
Chapter 4 The Medical Fog Clears
Chapter 5 The Surprise End of a Satisfying Career
Chapter 6 A Clear Diagnosis at Last
Chapter 7 Perilymph Fistulas-Bed Rest
Chapter 8 Perilymph Fistulas-Neighborhood Rest
Chapter 9 Hydrops Holding Me Back
Chapter 10 Vestibular Rehabilitation
Chapter 11 Life Lessons
Chapter 12 A Transitional Life
Chapter 13 Taking Flight
Chapter 14 Vacation Home
Chapter 15 Managing My Recovery
Chapter 16 Life's Ups and Downs
Chapter 17 Rotation Therapy
Chapter 18 Testing Acceptance
Chapter 19 A Genuine Breakthrough
Chapter 20 A Giant Step Backwards
Chapter 21 Finding Balance