For those of you don’t know (and those who give a shit – lol)
I have been fighting an unexpected and severe loss of vision in my left eye. Things were getting heli-dark and blurry 2 weeks ago. Eye doc says eye itself is fine but my acuity is pretty bad (20/100). He strongly recommended I not drive, work, practice only Yin Yoga (no inversions- including my staple downward facing dog- MEH), and take dogs for short walks. I’m also to minimize all physical activity. Boy he was right about losing my energy – I sure slept last week away. This week I’m feeing quite a bit peppier. But grappling with the fact that optic neuritis, which they think I have -may be simply a viral infection of my optic nerve but neuritis is fairly well associated with developing multiple sclerosis within 5 years. So I have ben going through hell. Getting a second MRI, a special one to detect what is going on with the optic nerve, this Saturday and seeing the eye doc next Wed. So I should hopefully get the great news that this is probably viral, and not MS.
In the interim,
Elated to say that every day my vision improve slowly. This morning I am able to discriminate colors, and to a pretty decent extent numbers & starting to be able to read from my left eye. The overall L-visual field seems a **tad** brighter. I am so hopeful this continues. That I’m just fighting a virus. It might be a few months before I will know the extent of damage to the eye. I have to accept that I might have permanent vision loss. If so, I sure hope it is correctable with glasses or horrid contact lenses. Doing a whole lot of praying!
So I have been a total sloth and feel really gross. So to cheer myself up, I got a hair tint with purple highlights. It’s nice to do something that you have always wanted to do!!!