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Mes cheris, how are you all? Myself, I'm a little nervous. See, I kind of went (temporarily) blind in one eye on Thursday morning.

And it's not the first time recently.

Okay, in more detail:

Since July 10th I've been doing a lot of gardening. Couple of weeks ago, after I'd spent the day digging up some particularly pesky bushes by the roots, I got a bit of a headache in the evening, and a small blind spot in my left eye... which spread to cover my whole left eye in about twenty minutes. We put it down to overexertion bringing on a migraine, and off I went to bed, even going so far as to take some paracetamol (cue gasps - I avoid medication at almost any cost). Was more or less fine the next day, avoided computer screen, TV and books. (Woe.)

And then on Thursday morning the blind spot came back, took out my left eye again, set up some pressure-pain in the right of my brain, and went away again after I'd gone back to bed for an hour. Aside from getting up early, I hadn't done anything out of the ordinary...

Right. So I have an eye test booked in town tomorrow (andIdonotwanttogo). Theories so far include simple migraine (based on: eye strain, some kind of dietary deficiency, or the fact that Mum keeps having the TV volume twice as loud as me and my brother need it), or a haemorrhage in the veins around the eye (or a clot, perhaps?), or some kind of fault in the eye itself.

Or, you know, a brain tumour.

Yeah, Lali has not been at all worried since those suggestions started rolling in. Anyone else have any thoughts?

The thing is, if it wasn't for Dara O'Briain's latest tour, in which he mentioned the top ten "symptoms you should not ignore" and was joking about the first being "sudden blindness" ("Seriously? Who ignores sudden blindness? Hey, guys, who turned out the lights? Ah, never mind, I'll be fine...") I probably would just have ignored the second one as a causeless migraine and not even bothered mentioning it to my Mum.

*sigh*

In other news, my Captain John Hart jacket has half of its braid on, looks not too bad.

And I will get to my many month-old comments soon, I promise.

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Date: 2009-08-18 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kensieg.livejournal.com
GO TO THE DOCTOR NOW!!! This is serious! Once you've been to the Dr. you'll feel better.

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Date: 2009-08-18 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helygen.livejournal.com
Crumbs that must have been scary! Do you also have an appointment with your GP?

It could be caused by a huge number of things (migraine being the main culprit, I think). It happened to my Dad, many years ago, and that was caused by a slight crimping of a blood vessel in his neck, of all things.

I hope you get it sorted soon, hun
*hugs*

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Date: 2009-08-18 12:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pinkfairy727.livejournal.com
*hugs you* Get better soon and let us know what the optician says.

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Date: 2009-08-18 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] johanirae.livejournal.com
NOT A TUMOUR NOT A TUMOUR. Definitely hope it something totally mild and temporary hon!

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Date: 2009-08-18 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daphne121.livejournal.com
*hugs you* That must have been really scary!

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Date: 2009-08-18 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
Get to the eye doctor as soon as possible! (I'm glad you're going tomorrow.) I'm glad you have your vision in that eye back, but omg how scary! *hug*

I'll be in Switzerland for a week (as of tomorrow...I leave tonight) so hopefully my British cell phone will work. If so I'll send you a text msg.

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Date: 2009-08-18 03:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] beccaelizabeth.livejournal.com
medical help of the good
hope for wellness

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Date: 2009-08-18 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phantomreviewer.livejournal.com
Sounds rather scary!!!

I'd get to the GP/Doctors with it...

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Date: 2009-08-18 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tripartite.livejournal.com
I hope you get your vision sorted out.

Are you coming to [livejournal.com profile] dragoncon this year?

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Date: 2009-08-19 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laligin.livejournal.com
Optician-ary wise, I'm all good. Still the possibility there's something else up, though, so I'll be off to the doctor's soon.

And yups, I'm coming to D*C. (: Looking forward to it?

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Date: 2009-08-19 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tripartite.livejournal.com
I'm glad to hear that. I guess I should have been more specific. I meant after the doctor visit. :)

Sweet! Yes, I am. You?

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Date: 2009-08-19 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twinklestah.livejournal.com
oh my! :(
that sounds really frightening! to echo everyone else here, PLEASE visit the doctor! i don't want my Lali getting sick :( who would i sing wonderful songs at karaoke with? *woe!*
seriously though: sending good, get well vibes to you!!

xoxoxox

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Date: 2009-08-19 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laligin.livejournal.com
Darling! I have opticianed and intend to go a-doctoring soon. Can't wait to come back and karaoke again... Have seen you're not 100% yourself at the moment. :( Manymany virtual hugs (real ones within a month, I promise) and is there anything I can do to make you feel better?

*glomps*

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Date: 2009-08-19 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twinklestah.livejournal.com
i dunno. changing the past might help. that or abolishing drugs? *L* :) either one.
meh. i took a chance and it didn't work out, that's all. it's just a shame 'cause of our history but...when someone doesn't love me, i can't just sit there & put up with their crap, yes?

all i could say is that when you DO come back and everyone is all together again, we make karaoke-ing & general hanging out and being awesome together a regular thing because i need it. :)
xoxo

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Date: 2009-08-19 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kel-reiley.livejournal.com
HOLY CRAP! sending good thoughts for you!