Monthly Archives: March 2015

Maybe There Are No Answers. Fulfillment

For the last month, since my vision has stabilized enough to kind of read, I have been researching my visual symptom. I have come to the conclusion that it is some sort of vestibule-ocular issue such as oscillopsia; the illusion that the world is moving. This results from some sort of slippage of objects on the retina. I don’t fully understand it yet but what I have learned is that nowhere does there seem to be any suggestions on treatment or management. As oscillopsia can be considered an extreme form of nystagmus (an involuntary oscillation of the eyes) the closest thing I can find that may

Symptoms, Health Care, Benefits, Denied, UGH!

So I am just trying to do a progress update to bring everyone up to speed on what is going on in my life. I’ve been doing a lot of reading on visual symptoms to try to determine what it is that I am experiencing. I came across something that defined exactly what I am experiencing in the simplest way ever. “When I am walking I cannot read signs around me but when I stop and stand still everything comes into focus”, they gave more details but this along with everything else was exactly

Am I Getting Better?

It’s hard to tell; change can be so gradual. My vision still sucks but when I think back to a month ago and compare myself to now it’s very different. I am getting around a lot more and trying to do more things on my own. A lot of that probably has to do with the fact that I have actually been sleeping! I have been taking 30mg of Temazepam (Restoril) along with 5mg of Melatonin every night this week and I have been sleeping pretty… well, I have been sleeping

Everlasting Insomnia Takes it’s Toll

So the other day I had some pretty bad insomnia. The next day/night I took a bunch of medication to help me sleep. The following night I had even worse insomnia. I think that was bad grammar but whatever, I don’t feel well. I could not drift off and the TV (which I turn the screen off of and use a sleep timer on just so I can hear noise) kept turning off even when I set the timer for an hour and a half. I never hear it turn off even when it is set for just an hour! I suppose an hour is still a long time but I have always had trouble sleeping for the last few years. Anyways, I didn’t want to get up and take medication because part of me thought if I just gave it a little longer I would fall asleep on my own. Just a little longer… Just a little longer… “Oh wow, it’s 3:00am and I have been in bed since 9:00pm.” I was wide-awake and now I was just angry, annoyed, fed up. So I got out of bed and did what you’re supposed to do when you can’t sleep; I got on the computer. I surfed Facebook