Hi 🙂 I genuinely suffer with ‘Vertigo‘. Some call it a Symptom and in extreme cases, an Illness.
When I cross that bridge and look down at the motorway below – my body, as if possessed by an unknown force, immediately shifts itself away from the railing. It’s like an autopilot reaction I don’t have control over.
I also have a fear of heights: Maybe I have both…
‘Ladders’ – Dad climbs up them every day; me, on the other hand, cannot move beyond the first rung. My head starts to spin and fear gets the better of me.
Why am I getting it? At 21, I feel from an upstairs window (‘Ouch’ – I know!) and was hurt quite badly. And I’ve had this problem ever since.
This is how Vertigo feels:
- Your body going off-balance by itself
- You get really light-headed
- A dizzy, unsettled, feeling
It’s quite upsetting if I’m honest.
A dream I have is to go Horse Riding. I did it once and felt how high up it was and I was scared then. I intend to try one more time and if I can’t cope with it then I’ll get down. But if I could…. I would go tomorrow if it wasn’t for fear holding me back. There will be a day that I’ll give it a go. Horses I love, I love feeding them carrots: So we’ll see.
Lastly, even stairs I am weary of. Must be my age (I’m getting on!). And the fact I nearly broke my ankle recently falling down some, doesn’t help matters.
So, as with most things, it’s something I must live with and endure.
But I do wonder though if it can ever be cured and overcome.
What do you reckon?
Maybe it’s time I Googled it 🙂
* * *
Post prompt: #FWF Free Write Friday: Word Bank