With my long time balance tag line, the irony of my periodic physical balance episodes are not lost on me. No doubt my readers will also find it humorous.
Over the past several months I have experienced infrequent episodes of unsteadiness. The episodes range from a nanosecond to a few seconds. Fortunately, it never gets to vertigo. A day or two would pass between the unsteady episodes. After arriving in Portland and a couple experiences, I headed to the emergency room to see if there was some obvious solution.
Of course nothing could be found. For me, that was the expected result. It's like a broken car that fails periodically. Until the car fails permanently, there is no way to analyze the problem.
So the referral to the neurologist ended with the same result. Neurologist in office tests did point to a problem. There was the inability to walk a straight line while looking at my feet. Standing straight with my eyes closed also pointed to a balance problem. Additional blood tests were run to rule out other possible causes. Nothing.
The usual question -- and the answer: Blood pressure is taken frequently and the reading is always the same -- it's borderline at 130/80. Perhaps it is always "normal" when I check it because I have trained myself years ago to relax when blood pressure is taken.
Jeesh. Is this physical unsteadiness coincidental as this body "celebrated" 70 years of living. Perhaps it may be just part of that downhill slide. Age appropriate condition. :))
Do not be concerned as I drive down the road driving Silver Slug and towing Wandrin Wagon. If the dizzy episodes occurred while driving, I would get the issue resolved before going any further down the road.
Note to self: Watch alcohol consumption. With an inability to walk a straight line, a roadside sobriety test would end in failure.
Yup. Enjoying Life Is A Matter Of Balance.... Indeed.