I hate when people are evasive, so I am going to share the week I have had since I mentioned it was a rough week. Not asking for sympathies.
Tuesday I woke up with a horrible pain behind my left eye. Within 10 minutes of walking it off I was very dizzy and had double vision. Called my PCP when nothing had changed by time DH came home at 330. ( I drove to work to turn over keys to other educators and make sub arrangements).
Since pulse and BP were fine we felt it was a bad migraine. Usual treatment plan didn't help. Wednesday AM had me go to PCP, who sent me to eye Dr. Who sent me to eye specialist, who sent me for blood work and scheduled MRI. I handled all this on my own. (DH is still temping for the same company and they have been dangling the carrot of a permenant job........didn't want to rock the boat). With my left eye closed I see ok. With both eyes open I cannot move gaze up or to the right without extreme double vision. I had to spend Thursday mainly in bed as the pain hadn't dissipated and I was (still am) exhausted. I did go to BJ's when they opened to get a few things and I was never so tired, it was the exhaustion I found worrisome on top of the vision. There is some concern I may have a new auto immune disease called Myasthenia Gravis. The blood work will show the markers for that. We should have those results Monday or Tuesday.
MRI was yesterday (Friday). The much mentioned Uncle is a retired neurosurgeon, and he was in contact with eye specialist and radiologist. The MRI was to look for a tumor or aneurysm. Good news as it looked just fine. I joke that no one said they found a brain in there.
The current diagnosis is that I have an "isolated cranial nerve VI palsy" possibly caused by migraine syndrome. Still have headache. It is constantly there with sporadic increases in pain. Moving eyes causes more pain. If I keep head still I can read if book is right in front of me. I have a follow up appointment with eye specialist this week and we are trying to get me into a nuero-opthomalogist sooner than 4 months.
As a musician and educator this has been very disconcerting. I haven't taught since Monday. All of my special needs students were canceled and typical students I obtained subs.
The pain is exhausting, but I have tried to do mini projects so that I am not just sitting 24 hours a day. The plan is to return to teaching Monday with me now always sitting to the right of my student. No more walking around while playing.
So, tell me about your week! Hoping it was better than mine. And mine could have been a whole lot worse. I am grateful for how swiftly I was seen for each appointment. How I was calm (for the most part) and how I was able to handle all the travel on my own. I am thankful for reliable co-educators and understanding parents.