Tuesday, 30 August 2011, Day 280/365.
This day started out so good. I even bragged on Facebook how I thought it would turn out really well and apart from this photo it didn’t. Let me explain.
I went for a job interview that I thought went quite well. I still haven’t heard a week later when they said they’d let me know sooner so I’m presuming it’s a non-starter for me.
But after the interview I was back at work and I started to see big white spots on the computer screen where there weren’t any. I thought it was a bit odd. I then started seeing swirly patterns in front of me both on the computer and off. It was really off-putting and bizarre as I’d never experienced anything like it before.
I walked away from the computer and had a break thinking my eyes just needed a rest but the swirly patterns persisted.
I realised I couldn’t keep working so I went and told a colleague I thought I needed to go home, I didn’t really know what was going on with me.
She sat down with me for a bit and when I described what was happening she said it might be the beginning of a migraine. It all made sense to me then. Mum used to have the same symptoms when she had the beginnings of a migraine.
Around the time I was talking to her the swirly patterns stopped and a dull ache started in my head.
I called the doctor and thought I’d get it checked out just to make sure it wasn’t anything worse, and luckily I was able to get an appointment. Work were kind enough to give me a couple of cab charges so I could go to the doctor on my way home from work, and then get home after that.
The doctor gave me the all clear after checking carefully for mini stroke symptoms, gave me some aspirin and I came home to bed. She said it was a migraine with aura, aura being the swirling lights bit.
Unfortunately I only got an hour’s rest before I had to pick up JJ but the headache part wasn’t too bad, not anywhere near as bad as I was expecting.
I managed to cook tea and thought I’d be able to go to work the next day.
I didn’t go to work the next day because I woke up still feeling a bit woozy and a bit headachy and the thought of sitting in front of a computer for most of the day didn’t appeal at all.
If it ever happens again I’ll know what it is, but for a while there I thought my eyesight was on its way out and I was going blind.
Those things can be quite scary and your mind races thinking of what could be happening Jen. I’m so glad your co-worker took the time to talk with you….and I’m really glad you got in to see the doctor so quickly…at least you know what to expect if it ever happens again. Hope you’re feeling a lot better sweetie… ~Joy xo
Thanks Joy. Feeling a lot better now and have aspirin on hand if/when it happens again. My colleague was great and helped make me feel so much better about what was happening.
Jen, that doesn’t sound good at all! Hope you get some good sleep tonight, surely that will help settle down the headache! It’s always good when work is understanding and helpful. Take it easy for a few days.
Stephen, it was just over a week ago. It took me a few days to recover but it’s all good now. Hopefully this doesn’t happen too often, or at all.