[LMB] Balance was Criminals OT: (WAS:- Is Barr a rapist?)

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Sun Aug 11 04:58:24 BST 2019

I fell while playing with children and landed on the back of my head. I was knocked out and bled profusely. I was taken to the hospital since, as I was told later, being knocked out means I had at least a minor concussion.
Happily, I didn’t have any (as far as I can tell) permanent damage.

Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
William A Wenrich
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Subject: [LMB] Balance was Criminals OT: (WAS:- Is Barr a rapist?)

> On Aug 9, 2019, at 10:12 PM, Gwynne Powell wrote:
> The walking stick wasn't for mobility. When I was a baby an ear
> infection damaged my middle ears, the bit that controls balance.
> ...
> I did a lot of physio work on balance, until he told me to stop. I'm
> ok if I can touch something. Just a single fingertip touching a wall,
> and I'm fine. Level surfaces, I'm fine. Broken ground, any kind of
> heights... it can get difficult. I can be standing still and lose my
> balance. It's a gift.

I fell on the back of my head about 20 years ago and my balance has never been quite the same. Sometimes I loose track of where vertical is. I definitely hold on to banisters on steps. I need the finger on the wall sometimes (not nearly as often as the year after I fell). Oddly enough, three fingers pressed against the side of my face can be really helpful at times. And being very very careful when I lean my head back.

Janet in TN

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