Thanks so much to misswobble, aliboo70, Oldfloss, IrishPrincess, AncientMum, PoppyPug and others who have remarked on my absence.
I have been dropping by the forum very occasionally but not posted or run since January.
I've been struggling with my balance, tinnitus, scary head pain and pins and needles in my left arm. This has resulted in a trip to A&E and the cancellation of a trip to Norway!
I've seen specialists and had an MRI scan which ruled out anything 'sinister' but continued to struggle and didn't trust myself to run, do Pilates or Tai Chi as usual, although I have kept a daily walk of 2-3 miles going.
After physical, audiology and visual tests, it appears I have been suffering from chronic vestibular migraine. The good news is that it is slowly being brought under control by tablets - the bad news is that they absolutely knock me out. Been sleeping for 9 or 10 hours a night and am really groggy. However the scary symptoms have abated and the balance is improving. Doc says I can soon start trying to run for short bursts of 30 seconds to begin with.
On top of all this we are in the throes of moving down to Suffolk and renting out our Yorkshire house. I think it may take another couple of months to start getting back on track and beginning to explore a new running area. It may take me longer to get back on the forum - our rural idyll appears to have c**p Internet!
Thank you all so much for missing me. I hope you are all continuing to thrive and that I shall be back with the gang before too long.