Hello! My name is Sandy Brunner. I am the co-founder and a coach at Solutions for a Better Day, a speech-language pathologist, and writer. I was diagnosed with Mal de Debarquement Syndrome in July of 2018, which also triggered Vestibular Migraine.

I started this blog because I desperately wanted to read what it was like to live with MdDS over time, so I decided to share my story. I assumed I would reach remission within 6 months…which didn’t happen, but I hope it will happen for you! My coping strategies and skills have improved, and so have my symptoms, very, very slowly, over time. I’m hopeful I’ll reach remission someday, but until then I’m trying to ride the waves of MdDS and VM and live my best boat life despite the dizziness!

I am a VeDA Ambassador, and I’ve continued writing to raise awareness and help others keep living life to the fullest with MdDS.  I share my struggles and triumphs on Instagram (@lifewithoutlandlegs).

For more information and resources from the Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA) visit: vestibular.org

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