Seriously, does anyone else have this problem or is it me alone? Moving it brings about a wave of unsteadiness. For instance, I’m in our break room at work, standing up but bending over the table reading the newspaper. Somene comes in and says, “good morning bookworm,” and I obviously have to turn towards them to say hello but it brings such a horrible feeling over me when I do this. When I do have to turn I need to move my entire body, robot style, I can’t just move my head, it is too upsetting.
And when I am standing in there waiting for my lunch to heat up if I have to talk to someone and carry on a conversation and focus my eyes on that person it brings terrible unsteady feelings to me, to the point where I can barely walk out of there.
And I’m finding it increasingly difficult to enjoy one of my favorite pastimes - that of browsing in bookstores. I used to love this and could spend hours at B&N. Now it makes me sick to scan the shelves as I have to move my head and eyes. And furthermore I can’t even see the titles with either the top or bottom of my bifocals. I tend to look much more at books that are spread out on a table rather than on the shelves, as there is much less head moving involved and my focus is better at that distance. I’m finding more and more that as I walk down the aisles I need to hold on the something. I used to be able to whiz up and down the aisles but now I will sometimes stand in the same spot for 5 minutes pretending to be very interested in something just because I feel too unsteady to move. And then hold on as I move along.
I don’t know if these are MAV issues or “old-age” issues, which really scares me, or if there is some terrible physical thing wrong with me. How does one tell the difference?