I’ve been a little absent for the past few months and this down to having an accident before Christmas. In 2017 when I had sepsis and went in to a coma before I was discharged I started fainting. Nearly 4 years on I am still fainting a few times a week and feeling dizzy most of the time. In December I fell down the stairs yet again. I remember standing at the top and lifting my leg to go down the first step and the next thing I remember was coming round at the bottom of the stairs. Even by my standards this is a pretty good feat considering my stairs turn 180 degrees!
I went to A&E and I had broken bones, stitches and bruises everywhere plus concussion. The bones, cuts and bruises healed although they took some weeks but this wasn’t the case for the concussion. Somehow I managed to cause damage to my eyes when I hit my head and have had all sorts of issues with my eyesight.
Over the past few months I have had many appointments at the eye hospital trying to get to the bottom of the loss of sight in my left eye and the double vision which I now know is down to any issue with my right eye.
I had laser treatment on my left eye and although the issue is now under control I do have some permit vision loss in my left eye. It’s not much fun at the moment because until the right eye has been treated I have been advised not to get glasses and I really am struggling to see most things and especially reading. In order to type this I’ve had to enlarge the print size on a 27″ screen and I am still having issues reading what I have typed.
My right eye is a whole different ball game. I have an issue with one of the muscles which is why I am having double vision. Luckily it seems to be correcting itself with treatment and only affects me when I turn my eyes to the right. At the beginning no matter which way I turned my eyes I had double vision and spent nearly 3 months with only one eye open. Fingers crossed it won’t need surgery.
I was also told last week that I need a series of injections in to my eye over the next few months. I feel physically sick at the thought of this and have no idea how I will actually cope with this being done. I just hate anything going on with my eyes. The laser treatment was hell and I just know I’m not going to be able to do this.
Although the treatment I have had is working my sight in nowhere as good as it was and some of the damage I permanent. I need to wait until the hospital has done all they can and then I can get new glasses and hopefully see much better than I currently can. Typing this post really has taken such a long time and due to headaches I’ve had to stop and start quite a few times over the past few days.
In other news my kitten Tilly (that’s her in the top picture) is growing and is now 10 months old. She has fitted in with with the other two cats and you would think they have been together always.
The house renovations however, is an entirely different story; things are moving SLOW! I’ve yet to complete one room at all but a few are not far off being finished. I’ve not really been able to get much done since the accident and with lockdowns I’ve also not been able to get people in to help me. Twelve months on since I moved I still have about 30 boxes that need unpacking and I’ve no idea where I am going to unpack them to as I need to sort storage out. Again, this has been hinder4ed by lockdown. My new kitchen was delivered last week to a relative as I have no space for it here.
I seem to have spent the last 12 months buying materials to renovate the house. When I had a good look, everything needed doing. I was hoping to manage with the kitchen and bathroom for a couple of years but there are so many issues with them I just need to rip them out and start again. All I need to buy now is a door for the garden store, a sofa bed and new shower, toilet and flooring for the dining room.
Everything else is sat waiting to be completed and I’m certain it’s not going to be done this year. When I moved last March I had in my mind everything would be completed by Christmas. How naive was I?