It is Tuesday so time to share a slice of life – for “Slice of Life Tuesday” at Two Writing Teachers” – that wonderful weekly writing challenge.
I ended up in emerg Saturday night. In the afternoon I started to see these weird things in my right eye. The closest I could describe them was the dark, wispy cloak of the dementors in Harry Potter. They come and go. I called our health line and when I told her the symptoms (headache, lightheadedness) she said to go to emerg. I was lucky – only a few people were there and I was out in just under 4 hours. They doctor checked my eyes and then I had a cat scan. He did not feel it was anything to worry about but he booked an appointment with an eye specialist for 9 am Sunday morning.
These weird wispy things are called floaters, in the vitreous – what you see is actually their shadow. But it is a strange sensation. They were benign – the retina wasn’t detached, which is what they worried about. I have to watch for changes, for the other eye to become engaged or blurriness. Within a month my brain should be able to block them so I don’t notice them. Right now it is like a bug near my eye and I still go to swat it away!