Everyone that knows me knows that I love hockey, and they know that I believe in standing (if you possibly can) for the National Anthem. These two things clash for me now at each game when I stand with my hand over my heart and look up at the flag. As I stand there during the song, I began to sway. People think I'm drunk or disrespectful. I often times almost fall. Last year when I mentioned this to my ENT, he laughed and said "well don't stand".
I and my hubby served our country. He was in the Air Force and I was in Army ROTC in college as well as a firefighter protecting my community. I walked into the venue, so I WILL stand for the National Anthem.
But its not just at the anthem that I sway. Its every time I stand for more than a couple of minutes, or stand for a couple of seconds with my head looking anyplace other than straight ahead. I feel embarrassed that I can no longer stand up straight in public without assistance, and I feel scared when I'm doing something mundane like putting on my socks, or washing my hair.
Yea, its not just at hockey games that I sway and lose balance. Its every time I stand.
So, no I'm not drunk, I'm just dizzy.