The simple answer to that question is yes. It is more complex than that though. As you may have noticed from my posts, I still live a fulfilling life.
I may not run any marathons, but let’s be serious, I never did. I cannot do everything I want to do, even on good days, I often find myself unable to do things because of my vestibular issues.
It is frustrating, but I deal with it. I still am able to do many amazing things. When we went to Bryce Canyon, I sat at the top and enjoyed the view, while Ralph took the trails. I enjoyed the beauty and didn’t tumble into the canyon.
On days I feel less tipsy, I can take shorter hikes. I have recently discovered that climbing over rocks is difficult even on good days. They can be a trigger to unbalance me.
I couldn’t follow Ralph and the dogs up there. I was okay up until that point. Walking sticks help, but aren’t always practical for climbing.
It is almost a guarantee that if I take that hike or even vacation, I will be down the next day or so. For me there is always payback and for many others as well.
What I am saying is do not compare others to me or me to others, because we are all different. And things can change at the drop of a hat for any of us. Be kind always.
Love, Peace and Light! Rita