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Probable cause to eye loss


I had a complete eye exam. My diabetes damage and high pressure (watching for Glaucoma) had not changed in 6 months.

He said to me that something that would cause loss of vision in both eyes like that was a sudden drop in blood pressure. Now this made sense because the day before when I had my epidural my blood pressure was extremely high (around 172 over 112) and they debated not doing it. Finally they decided to allow me to have the injection and it was still very high when I left. It was probably still high the next day and when it finally dropped I lost my vision. For once something these drs said made sense. I still have to have my followup with my primary doctor and to see if they want to try and convince my insurance to cover an MRI of my head. I freaked out at the hospital as they have a very tiny MRI with a thin long bore. I just couldn’t do it and I was double sedated. One of my out patient radiologists has a wider and shorter tube and I just barely made it through there. I would prefer not having it and don’t see a reason for it. The hospital added it to the list at the last moment so not initially a first request.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

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Pain, hospital, shocking disclosure


You guys know of my pain, unfortunately the 2nd lumbar epidural did not do much to relieve the pain and I had a strange thing happen: I lost my vision in both eyes and though only a short period of time, ended up at the hospital. (Terrified that I could have been driving,)

They immediately decided that I had a mini-stroke and admitted me and started running tests none of which proved stroke.

As they were finally discharging me, I asked the dr why the ER claimed stroke and admitted me with no signs of it other than a brief loss of vision in both eyes. He told me that when they want to admit someone they find the closest disorder or disease that might fit and admit and run a particular set of tests.

I was angry because they scared my family and I with the thought that I had had a stroke and I didn’t. This has happened before with blood clots and other things. Really stupid if you ask me.

Now I am going to the ophthomalogist to have a complete work up on my diabetes damage and glaucoma pressure to see if one of them is having a problem.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com