Yesterday was my first day back to school. My 19th first day of school ever! :)
It put it bluntly…. it was terrible. Not the school part. Just the day.
Around 10:00 yesterday I looked down at my computer screen and there was a hole in my vision. I don’t know how else to explain it expect that in my left eye, there was a grey spot where I couldn’t see anything. I could see everything around the ‘blind spot’ – there was just the weird hole. I tried to remain calm, rubbed my eyes, looked around at different points in the room, but nothing helped. After about 5 minutes it went away. My vision remained a bit blurry in my left eye.
I was pretty freaked out, so I called the 24 hour RN line from my insurance card and they told me I needed to go to an ER. So…. J drove home from work to take me to the hospital. They did all the usual ‘eye’ stuff – I read the chart, they looked at my retina and made me follow their fingers. They had me smile really big to see if I had any numbness in my face. The Dr. was a little concerned about my crooked smile, but I told him that’s how I always look (lovely). As a last resort, they did a CT scan on my head. It came back normal (thank goodness).
Due to my tendency for getting migraines, the ER Doc told me the episode was likely an Ocular Migraine. Apparently they can happen without any other symptoms. He prescribed me a drug for pain associated with any future migraines and referred me to a neurologist. Looks like I’m finally going to bite the bullet and get these headaches figured out. I hope it never happens again. I haven’t been this scared in a long time.
Due to the whole ordeal, I ended up missing my first class :(
I did however make it to my second class of the day (teaching phys.ed). J drove me because I was still a bit of an emotional wreck. I sat through the class trying not to cry the whole time. By then I was starting to get a migraine – not sure if it even had anything to do with the eye problem or if it was just stressed induced. After class I immediately went home and went to bed. I slept from 6:00 last night until 8:00 this morning. I think my body was telling me something. Bleh.
Today’s a new day though. Another chance to start Mt. Mary on the right foot! Wish me luck!