Monday, July 18, 2011


Double vision, tunnel vision, loss of balance, an intense desire to close my eyes....

All this came about shortly after I arrived at work today, and I somehow ended up in the ER at Swedish (Melinda drove me, but all I remember of the trip is streets and cars zig-zagging in front of us, in my ocularly-challenged state.

Once I laid down on a gurney, all I wanted to do was sleep. Intense snippets of dreams: floating on a lake on giant cucumber rounds. No pain, lots of needles, cuffs being fastened and unfastened, a CT machine, and then the obnoxious banging and clanking of the MRI machine ("a clinking, clanking, clattering collection of coliginous junk!") Felt as if I'd woken up inside an off-key marching band with half the instruments missing, and no one with any real knowledge of how to play a damn thing.

Anyway, the diagnosis was Diplopia, most likely caused by a Silent Migraine. (All the symptoms except pain.) NO tumors, blockages, or any evidence of a stroke, thank-you Jayzus!

And, uh, stress, which I've got in spades.

And when the bill comes for this four-hour adventure.....


  1. O, Jaysus!

    I suppose your appetite has been way off these last weeks, and you're not eating much. At least keep hydrating, honey.

    I'm really sorry to hear this.

    Love, C.

  2. oh poor broken bird...this life needs to cut you some slack.

  3. Honey, are you OK? Is there anything I can do? Sounds like you need another dose of Becki and Gregg TLC. Love, love, love you

  4. Yikes! Glad you are ok, that would have been scary. Thanks to Melinda for driving you to get checked out!

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  6. STRESS and WORRY. WORRY and STRESS. You really do need that holiday. What about Yoga? Dr Cro prescribes serious relaxation and pampering. Hope you're feeling better. Nasty shock!

  7. Oh, T - alarming. Relieved to know you're okay. You've had too much stress to manage, for too long. I wish we could whisk you over here for some time away from it all. . .

  8. Oh goodness, as if you haven't been through enough! Take a few days off, T! You owe that to yourself. Stop worrying...just remember, it's all good!
    You have LOTS of friends who love you, remember that, too!

  9. glad you're okay, t. please take care of you.

  10. Oh, dear. I'm so sorry to hear of this. Stress is wicked -- how we handle it paramount. It doesn't go away, though -- I wish you relief and time to care for yourself.