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To see or not to see

Monday, January 30, 2012

Friday was a very terrifying day. I was at work around 2p and all of a sudden, I went partially blind in both eyes. Imagine a paragraph and only being able to see the center words while the end words are faded. My co-worker rushed into action and had me go lay on the office couch and close my eyes. All of a sudden a terrible headache began.

They close all the blinds and cut the lights off in the office and ran down to my car to bring me my sunglasses. Talk about scared...yep, I thought this was it yall. I figured I was having a stroke.

The blindness continued for about 15mins but the headache lasted until the next day mid afternoon. I made sure to rest all weekend and not get upset.

Feeling a lot better today. I know everyone has questions so I will answer the most common ones:

1) Did I go to the ER? NO because every time I have a health concern, they never do anything, they only direct me to my primary. I currently owe more than $3k in medical bills from my last visit back in Jun when I was diagnosed with Anemia. I need OBAMA care because as a former Cancer patient, getting health insurance will cost me $400-600 a mth which I can not afford.

2) Has this ever happened before? Yes it happened once before after a two day insurance testing program. I believe back in 1999.

3) Do I wear glasses? Yes, only for the computer. As a designer I have to see the very small details of work so the glasses helps alot. Otherwise, I do not use glasses.
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  • PINEMTNLADY
    I've had several episodes of blinding as well, and I was diagnosed with Optic Neuritis. That led to a diagnosis of MS two years later. The headache fits into the picture as well. When you're able to get checked out again, definitely see a neurologist. Sorry that our healthcare system is so difficult to access for everyone. Be well! :)
    2484 days ago
  • MRSLYRIK
    I'm sorry to hear about your day...that would definitely be scary. Maybe you should go to an eye doctor just so they can look inside your eyes and see if there is anything going on. You know they have special equipment for that.....just to be sure there is nothing more going on.

    Hope you're feeling better.
    2485 days ago
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