Originally posted by Bruce Baker
[b]Would Aikido be less readily embraced in other cultures if all terms were translated into mother tongues of that country, not using the Japanese terminology in other than instuctor and dan level classes? I wonder?
I have had teachers who used Japanese and those who refused to. Not much difference to me. Just more words. Not a problem for me despite mild ADD, cross-dominance (left-eyed and right-handed) and being a kinesthetic learner. I went to school in the 70s, so no syndrome named after me or any sympathy. Just wierd red cellophane over one eye and funky exercises in a Special Class. Yay.
We all have things to overcome.
Or is it this damned Meniere's disease (limited short term memory
Actually, my spouse has Meniere's disease and it does not affect short term memory (he is absent minded enough all by himself!).
Symptoms include (sources before lists):
"Detailed description of symptoms
1) Periodic episodes of rotatory vertigo or dizziness.
Periodic attacks of vertigo ( the so-called Ménière's "attack") is the most disruptive of the symptoms to the patient.... Often the patient will confine themselves to bed until the symptoms subside.
The Meniere's patient has to deal with a lack of control of their situation, except for the limited control provided by taking anti-vertiginous drugs. Even when the symptoms have passed, they must face the stress and uncertainty of when the next episode will occur, and whether it will be more or less severe than previous ones. It is generally true that most people underestimate how disruptive episodic rotatory vertigo can be to an individual's life. "
"2) Fluctuating, progressive, low-frequency hearing loss
Tinnitus is sustained, loud "ringing" in the ears.
4) Aural fullness"
Tinnitus: Ringing or noises in ears
Vertigo: spinning sensation
Feeling of fullness in the ear "
This one does mention memory problems. These mimic results of sleep deprivation and mental problems from it.
"1) Periodic episodes of rotatory vertigo or dizziness.
2) Fluctuating, progressive, low-frequency hearing loss
4) A sensation of "fullness" or pressure in the ear."
Doesn't mention memory loss either, nor any mental problems.
"What are the symptoms of Meniere's disease?
The most debilitating symptom is vertigo,
loss of hearing
pressure in the affected ear
loss of balance
You have already seen these sites, I am sure.
May I gently suggest that the mental problems may be from another, perhaps undiscovered problem? You seem unable to respond to what is actually going on in this forum, instead creating questions for which you already have an opinion or answer. This suggests an entirely different problem than an inner ear disorder.
Good luck to you.