Posted 10/30/2007 8:32 PM (GMT -6)
I am already so naturally clumsy I couldn't be any clumsier! And when I get stressed out it gets worse and it is so humiliating. I'm the one who gets mad and stomps aways and falls on her face! I also get momentary disorientation, which adds to the clumsiness because you can't think about your body movement when you are trying to get your bearings or just shocked that you lost them for a moment or two. I never could find my way to my cube at work or my office at school, no matter how many years I was there I would still get lost and go the wrong way, it is really embarassing. People would kindly attribute it to me being so focused on my work all the time that I was absentminded. I would joke I lacked spatial skills. I would forget people I worked with, even closely, their names or have trouble recognizing people when I see them outside of work. People thought I was rude or self-involved or just a space case, but the truth was that my brain and memory don't work very well. I have a lot of trouble with things seeming unfamiliar though they are familiar, even my own house at times. Its the opposite of a deja vu. I think it has to do with an imbalance of dopamine, or just stress sometimes.
I'm really clumsy though, always have been. I think that under stress we all have trouble, though it may be worse for us because stress for us can be really bad. Please be careful and try to take someone's arm. I do it alot when I can. I also use railings and I've learned to go slow, even when I'm in a hurry because I've really hurt myself falling before and it doesn't save any time if you fall. I don't know if a cane or umbrella might be helpful. I know having the right shoes makes a big difference for me.
As for toe stubbing, oh gosh I do that all the time. and I hit my head alot, hard, like on the car getting inside and stuff. I think its because I think my back will bend more than it does when I get in and my weight brings me down hard which really smacks my head good. I've actually seen the little tweeting birds circling my head, and my eyes turned into two Xs, LOL. I guess that's what's wrong with me, I don't know.
Just please be careful. If only we still rode horses, then we wouldn't have to worry about falling!
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