I feel like I’ve been drinking. I am tipsy. My brain is in a fog. My eyes are seeing funny. I have a headache like the morning after. All I did was go to my Sensory Integration Therapy today.
I’m going to bed, then tell you about it.
Well, that was a long sleep. I always sleep after SI therapy because it feels like my brain is overloaded.
Today, we did the inner tube swings. The occupational therapist and I each straddle a swing and then swing back and forth bumping the inner tubes together.
As usual, I said, “Oh yeah, I can do this.” I did, but wow. My balance was way off compared to sitting on a swing the usual way. Then the swings bumped into each other so I had the visual coming at me and the sensation of falling off. Then I got a bump which jarred my system, while having something visual coming at me and the sensation of falling off. I started gripping the tube harder and watching the ground. I started getting a mild headache between my eyes.
Why do I go there twice a week to get worked over like this? It helps. What I did this week, among other things, was work on my vestibular system, which is the sense of balance and perception stemming from communication between the inner ear, the eyes, and the central nervous system.
In short, my physical self is off balance, I hold on to things sometimes, walk into door jambs, hit my legs, shoulders, and every other body part on just about anything in the house. I have to focus on my feet when I go for walks so my feet are landing the right way so I don’t feel like I’m going to fall.