After something of a hiatus over summer it’s good to be back as a (relatively) functional member of the human race
I like to think of myself as a cautionary tale for other people, an example of what not to do if you will!
I promise it’s not done deliberately, but this past two years I do feel that I’ve had more than my fair share of health issues over and above the usual coughs and colds.
I won’t bore you with the details other than the key facts; in July, my eye became very sore.
Pharmacist, GP and optician all agreed things needed looking at, so sent me off to the eye clinic at the hospital for a thorough eye check-up.
6 hrs later I had an urgent referral to neurology and was awaiting a CT scan as my optic discs (the point where the optic nerve joins the eye at the back) were swollen.
While going through my history, all the little niggles that had plagued me for months suddenly made sense – more frequent, excruciating migraines; waves of nausea on moving together with being physically sick on occasion.
Awful pins and needles in my hands and feet. Extreme tiredness that I’d put down to life and being busy at work.
And the strange, rippling/tingling sensations that I’d been getting across my head, face and into my back.
I know we’re all very busy but please, make sure you keep up to date with GP check-ups, eye tests and the rest. Use me as a cautionary tale.
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