I have balance problems because of the spinal cord injury. Sometimes it looks like I’m on the deck of a ship in a massive storm. I stumble to one side, often relying on a wall or piece of furniture to keep me from ending up on the floor. I’m sure people who don’t know me and see me in public think I drink. And I fall, sometimes, quite often. It depends on how much pain I’m in or how tired I am on a given day.