When one cannot look down at one's feet to insure that they are where they are supposed to be, and firmly planted on the ground, transfers between bed and wheelchair, for example, become more difficult, and most attempts to stand up or walk remain nothing more than that: attempts. While this would be true for someone of any age, someone my mother's age is justifiably concerned about falling and breaking a hip in the process. That said, the physical therapist that began coming out to the house last week is doing a good job of working with my mom while alleviating some of those concerns.
The consensus of opinion appears to be that this long episode of vertigo is due to stress and will dissipate with time. I sure hope so.
(Photo: Joe Hearst)