Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Doctors, Doctors, more doctors

Those of you that know me, know I've been seeing every DR under the sun lately to solve my migraine problem. First of all, let me tell you that I don't think they know ANYTHING about migraines. There are drugs to prevent and/or to abort the migraine but what I want to know is WHY I get them. What is the problem. No one really knows this. I wonder in 100 years if our society will look back and laugh at how we treated this persistent, debilitating problem.

OK, so I could bitch and moan about how little is known about this problem that affects millions, but that's not the point.

Through this process I had my eyes check. This was the first real eye exam I've ever had. For those of you that experience this annually, here's a new perspective. I had NO IDEA that when your eyes are dilated your vision is blurry. Freaked me out. Plus those drops that numb your eyes, I almost had an anxiety attack "I CANT FEEL MY EYEBALLS IN MY HEAD" but the doctor said don't rub them. HOW DO I MAKE SURE THEY ARE STILL THERE?

OK, so i wasn't screaming, but those were the crazy thoughts going through my head. Cheryl, I was thinking of you the whole time. Why couldn't my friend be my eye doctor so I could tell her how CRAZY this all is.

Then all the lights coming at me from different angles - look down here while I shine a light here, look over here while I shine a light this way, and on and on it went. I'm thinking, is this really a good idea for a migraine sufferer? Mess with her vision and then shine lights in her eyes.

Then I go to leave the eye doctor with black saucers for eyes and blurry vision. I can't believe they actually let anyone drive like this! Back to work I go—to deliver a presentation I could barely read.

Oh and turns out I don't have any eye problems or need glasses - phew, don't have to do that again anytime soon.

1 comment:

cheryl said...

LOL, it's good to hear a different perspective!