Count-up: One week post procedure
This is interesting. Two days ago, I noticed some headaches. Yesterday, I took out my contacts because it relieved the headaches. Today, I got in to see an optometrist.
First the puff-of-air-to-the-eye test and the retinal map test and the prescription-measuring machine, then a bit of waiting, then my optometrist comes in and says, "The machine says your vision got better," in a puzzled voice.
I have a theory on why....
I left with a set of new contacts to try out. He kept my prescription the same in my left eye but lowered it in my right eye. It's comfortable, unlike yesterday. It was not much of a change (from -4.75 to -4.5) but it's notable that my prescription has been very stable through the years and it has never before improved.
My other improvements are holding:
- reduction in fatigue, around 60%
- cogfog improvements
- memory improvements (e.g., when reading a magazine, can I remember what was on the page before that I just read? I noticed impairments in this after my relapse five years ago, I noticed improvements this week. At its worst these memory impairments interfere with conversation: I say something, you say something back, I no longer remember what I said previously, who knows what I might say next....)
- increases in my ability to see colors, including saturation and brightness, in this order: purple, red, blue, orange, yellow, green.
- balance improvements, most noticeable when putting on socks or shoes while standing
- deeper sleep with more extensive dreaming
- better posture
- easier breathing
- easier to pick things up off the floor
- more comfort, less discomfort
- less bladder urgency
- less bladder retention
- increased appetite
- improved residual foot drop
- completely gone numbness from left arm
CaptBoo mentioned less recovery time is needed for him, I will see as I get back into my usual swing of things if that is true for me as well. Would like that to be so!
My feet, however, are still pretty cold. My husband has gotten excited over my hands being warm and, on two occasions, clammy, which he says they have never been before. Sorry, hard to get excited over clammy hands, but it fits with the improvements in sweating that others have mentioned.
Very, very glad to have had the procedure done.