november 17, 2020

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“You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.” ~ Kody Keplinger⠀

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This isn’t a very good view of the Shriner’s Hospital on UK’s campus but that’s all I managed to get. Specialized eye care is housed there. They treat adults and children. Who knew! I had meant to capture the display case of various fez’ from regional Shriner Temples on my way out, but obviously I forgot to do that. Maybe because I was there for four hours. As usual for UK, the doctors were exceptional. Very thorough. Very professional. Very Covid careful. Props to the stellar Dr. Seedat who saw me. I can’t say enough good things about her and her staff. Short story: as a migraine sufferer, I sometimes have migraine auras, as many sufferers do. They last about 20 minutes and I rarely get a headache at the same time. Saturday afternoon I began to experience a similar, but yet different aura, in my right eye only, so I thought it best to be seen. I was right to do so, and this is why I’m sharing the experience. I’ve learned that a torn retina does not always present in the center of one’s vision, nor is it always a big black spot. They can present in a variety of ways. They can also occur over time, so that something only slightly different in your vision may actually be the start of a larger tear. The really, really good news today is I don’t have a tear. The diagnosis is leaning to migraine aura that happens to have changed. That happens sometimes especially as one gets older. The effect is resolving on its own and I’m extremely thankful for that. I mean, who had blind photographer on their November 2020 Bingo card? Yea, me either, and I plan to keep it that way! And I still don’t have a headache. Bonus.

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