We moved to Fishers in 1977 in the then-original Sunblest development. The population was 900, and I went to my present doctor for the first time in 1982 when he was on Allisonville Road in Fishers. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Zionsville. I still travel to Zionsville to see him.
It is a long haul over 116th Street. Recently, I went to see him because of a condition which I felt might be a form of vertigo. It comes and goes, usually when I am driving. Like vertigo, things go around and round, and it’s scary. I don’t like things to go around and round, especially when I’m driving.
The good doctor did his thing, checked blood pressure and such and then asked me to describe the sensation and when and how it seems to occur.
“When did you have it last?” he asked.
“On the way over it happened several times. In fact, I counted them, eight times,” I said.
Now, the good doctor is a smart man. He diagnosed the heart problem that led to my life-saving surgery. He smiled and left the room, returning with an iPad on which he had downloaded a map of 116th Street from Fishers to Zionsville. He pointed to eight intersections from the beginning of my trip to the end.
“The around and round gave it away! You don’t have vertigo, you have ‘roundaboutigo,’” he said.
I left knowing the good doctor had done it again but realizing there is no cure for anyone living in Hamilton County. I will have “roundaboutigo” for life.