Yesterday I experienced a bit of a flareup on top of pre-existing symptoms… Towards the end of the day my vision got REALLY bad, almost as bad as when I first started experiencing vision problems. This could have been a result of one of two things… Or both things I don’t know… First of all I realized today that I forgot to take my pills yesterday. I took my Copaxone but forgot to take my steroids and all that good stuff. On top of that class was outside on location and it was kind of warm, not hot, but warm enough for me to brake a bit of a sweat.
I left class in Colton (about 30 minutes from where I live) around 3:30pm and got home just fine. Relaxed a bit and then went to the store with my girlfriend probably around 5 or 6 and it was then, in the middle of shopping, that my vision went out. Just like that: everything got blurry and my blind spot went blind. The best way I can explain this is if I am staring at an object dead on I can see it just fine but everything in the left side of my peripheral vision disappears. The picture below is a really rough example of what it’s like, I’ll have to redo this example later for a more detailed article on vision.
Lets say I am staring directly at the red pin in the center: the lower image is more or less what I see and the blurry spot gets better and worse as my symptoms flare up and down. Now my photoshop skills only go so far but in reality it’s not JUST blurry in that spot but it’s more like when you stare at the sun and then look around: for a few seconds you have a weird hazy circle that almost has a hint of green to it in the center. That’s what I see only not in the center of my sight but to the left where the blurry spot in the picture is.
Tomorrow I will be back on track with my medication and I also just installed a window A/C unit in my room so I can keep cool as it’s slowly starting to warm back up in my part of town. Hopefully tomorrow everything will clear back up. My vision has been ok for the most part today but it is still noticeably off at the moment. It was fine earlier but right now it is a tad fuzzy and my left hand is not working the way I want it to making typing a little tricky. I really can’t wait to see that doctor at Loma Linda…