Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Eye Ball Saga

I will have to wait until this weekend to finally trim the tree and decorate our home.  

The plan was to do it last Sunday was interrupted by a strange vision episode.  While on the computer suddenly my eyesight became dramatically distorted with a brilliant light show.  I could only see about 10% out of my left eye, the rest was bordered by a huge shaky flashing neon interruption that lasted 45 minutes.  It reminded me of the movie "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."  

After ruling out a stroke, my friend said it was a sign of a detached retina. My fact finding on google confirmed her diagnosis with a warning of a 24 hour window to repair the tear surgically or I could have permanent loss of vision in the affected eye.  

The next day I had a two hour intensive exam at an Eye Clinic with a retina specialist.  The good news is no torn retina, the bad news is it could be a brain tumor!  I will have an MRI on my brain this coming Monday.  Once we rule that out, the final probable diagnosis will be an optical migraine.  

Never a dull moment!  I would bet the house against the likelihood of a tumor as in "I don't have no stinking brain tumor."  I am hoping the worst of it will be having the MRI while not wearing a speck of make up or any kind of hair product,  gel or spray.  To make matters worse I will have only moments to get to my dental appointment, followed by a facial then a massage.  Typical female phobic response, wouldn't you say?  

Thank God I subscribe to the notion that 99% of the things we worry about never happen, it's a great mantra for lowering my blood pressure.

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