Every morning when I wake up, I’m temporarily half-blind in one eye for around a minute until it clears. It’s not painful, just annoying and tricky when I’m already slightly unbalanced on my feet when I first get out of bed. This has been going on for a while now and I’m starting to get worried.
I’ve avoided asking for advice about this as I don’t think I want to know, if that makes sense. Is it another symptom of MS or something completely unrelated? Unlike a lot of people with MS, I have never had optic neuritis or other eye problems and have always prided myself on having near-perfect sight.
I also don’t want to look like a hypochondriac and unfortunately MS can make us feel that way. There are just so many endless symptoms and odd things that can happen. I don’t think I have ever analysed my health in quite so much detail before. I bore my friends and I bore myself and it makes me feel old before my time.
To be honest, since the Alemtuzumab treatment, I have been lucky not to have had another relapse, so all the health problems I have at the moment are minor. The big problem happens when I have several of them on one day. Unsteady balance is fine on its own, but throw in fatigue, twitching and a numb arm and it can be pretty grim.
Anyway, enough of the boring stuff. I am off on a work field-trip tomorrow,so a nice easy day for me. We’re driving 40 miles out to a site where the boss might be contracted to do a lot of the building work with a team of labourers. Obviously if he gets the job, I won’t be commuting there every day, so I will be nice and warm at home, sourcing materials online and perhaps popping down once a week to check everything is running to schedule.
I’ve also got my monthly Alemtuzumab blood test this week, so maybe I will bring up my wonky eye. And pray they don’t think I’m just another hypochondriac….