When odd things happen to me I just laugh them off and so does my family. Laughter is the best medicine when dealing with chronic illnesses. I am going to share something which is short and sweet but really funny. I, however, am not sure what condition this is related too. I do believe EBV can cause more severe symptoms than reported. At this point in my life I have had CEBV (chronic ebstein barr virus) for over 20 years.

Well let’s get to my funny. One night I was preparing everything for bed which I have a certain routine. After I got my youngest son to bed, I proceeded to turn the lights off which due to a positive romberg sign I need light so I work from the front to the back of the house towards my bedroom. But one special night my son turned off the hallway light and I thought I was good because my oldest son’s light was on … I could see fine then all of a sudden he hit the light switch to his bedroom off. Suddenly I bounced off the hallway wall and quickly returned to my normal standing position. I was like “what the hell just happened?” LOL. My son quickly turned back on his bedroom light and said “are you okay?” He asked what happened? All he heard was a loud thud. LOL.

The take away lesson is never trust others to leave their lights on for you … LOL. Just teasing. Needless to say my son now always leaves the lights on and always allows me to turn every light off for my stability. This happened several years ago and since then my balance and the dark has worsened so due to this I have night lights in the bathrooms, I keep my bedroom tv on all night to light the room in case I need to get up and I have special lights throughout the house to light my way through the night. They are motion activated lights and they are a life savor.

Good luck and Stay Strong!