The balance issues are not really big, just that I know they are there. When I stand up too quickly, I tend to lose my balance a little, not enough to fall over, but enough to know that there is an issue. I noticed when I put my shoes or socks on, I either have to sit down or run the risk of losing my balance a little. I have not fallen yet, but I have used the bed to greak a would-be fall. I don't think the balance issues are new, just areas that I have noticed only recently. Overall I walk great and drive without incident...I just notice little things now and then. The weakness, the jumpiness in the eyes, the balance issues; they are not new things, just things I have been more aware of lately.
Recently I received an email from someone who wanted me to use my blog to awaken people to stroke awareness. The website is for the youtube presentation is: http://www.youtube.com/user/TacklingStroke The AGA also has a twitter account at Twitter.come/TacklingStroke. They also have a facebook group called Tackling Stroke.