Cookie Aftermath

Image 1: Woman sitting on couch eating cookies. Small puppy in green sweater comes over, puts his ear against her ample stomach and asks: “So, when is the blessed event?”

Image 2: Puppy in green sweater sails backwards after a Pow! Right in the kisser!

Hey, where are all the Bitey images? Sorry I don’t have any today. We’ll have to make do with imagination.

February 2022 came in with neither a bang nor a whimper but dizziness from the first day to the last (but as far as I can tell, not vertigo even though my ears ring loudly). As a companion it brought along such horribly cloudy thinking that I could barely function. I spent many afternoons asleep on the floor because I couldn’t do anything else. One day I woke up surrounded by tennis balls and a sleeping puppy. Even the Tobester found this condition annoying.

Post shut down in this area, it generally takes 2-6 months to get an appointment with a doctor. I decided to make my first with an eye doctor to see if my glasses were at fault. By the time I could get in, the calendar had turned to March, and my dizziness slowly started to fade. The brain fog hung around long enough to make sure I thoroughly embarrassed myself trying to talk to the doctor, though.

The take away from the appointment was that one eye had changed but the other was basically the same. What concerned her was the bad state my eyes are in and the transient drooping/numbness I have on one side of my face. She recommended I research Myasthenia Gravis to see if the symptoms matched my condition. If so, see a neurologist right away. In the meantime I desperately need medication for my eyes that I can’t afford.

When I got home, I was a dutiful patient and started the supplements the doctor recommended and stepped up the eye drops/ointments I use. I researched the conditions she suggested, then I started looking into assistance and grants to get the medication I need. At the moment, I am still waiting to hear what I might quality for. After that, I will better know which treatment to seek.

While I’m upset that I have lost so much time that should have been spent working, I’m hopeful that March will bring better news.

Then maybe I won’t have to spend another month drowning my sorrows in cookies.

Don’t look at me. I’m not going to say anything.

15 Comments

  1. DEAR SWEET LADY

    AT THE VERY LEAST NOW YOU HAVE SOME PATHS TO FOLLOW

    AS ALWAYS.. IT ISN’T THE ANSWERS WE WANT TO HEAR,,, BUT IT IS ANSWERS.

    HANG IN THERE.. KEEP US POSTED ONE WY OR ANOTHER WITH NEWS OF MEDS AND EYES

    LOVE D HUGSSS LADY

  2. I am so sorry you’re going through this. At least Toby is by your side, probably helping you eat those cookies (or hoping to). I’m shocked at how much prescription medications have gone up this past month. I hope you can get assistance for yours.

  3. Except for the cookies, this is not good news at all. Assuming we can rule out day drinking as the cause (just kidding), it sounds like the key next step is getting an accurate diagnosis, doesn’t it? Then you might be able to approach the pharma companies for direct assistance on their drug prices; most have programs in place for that. While all prescriptions are expensive, it seems the costs for eye medicines are simply insane. I don’t quite know why that particular drug family is so disproportionately high and why generics are scarce. Meanwhile, the Tobester suggested we not bring up your due date.

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