March 19, 2012

I'm Still Alive...Mostly

Hi All...
I've been missing you and wanted to take a few minutes to explain where in the french toast I've been...

Recently, I started a new medication for migraines called Topamax. I started with a low dosage and then gradually began increasing the amount. I began to have some problems with my vision, but wasn’t too concerned because I was also fighting a sinus infection and just chalked it up to being sick and taking lots of medications. The next morning, however, things were very bad.

I could only see a few inches in front of my face, everything else was just shapes and colors. So I went to the emergency room. They checked my vision and told me I was legally blind. This was a huge shock since I only wear glasses for driving and that prescription is mild. I ended up being sent to another hospital, one that had an ophthalmologist on staff in the middle of the night. He spent a great deal of time with me and did everything he could to get my eye pressure down to a normal range (it's supposed to be below 20 and mine was above 50).

I have saw him again last week and will be going back tomorrow. The bottom line is that my vision has changed dramatically. It looks good that I can have close to 20/20 vision with glasses. I won’t know for awhile. In the meantime I'm unable to go to work or to school.

The good news is that I am at home all of the time with Pie and Husband. So, please keep me in your thoughts and prayers and know that I am missing you. I will not be back on the blog until all of this gets straightened out, but I would love to hear from you (Husband can read for me.)

Thank you for being in my life and making it so much richer.