I wasn't sure where to post this and it is quite a long story but thought better to list step by step.
This all started with a cut on my foot that was pretty deep. That was healing a-okay. But about two weeks after I cut my foot, on a Thursday, I had what I thought was food poisoning (vomiting, etc.) Over that weekend, I became jaundiced and on Sunday night I went to the emergency room because I was vomiting blood. They admitted me and I was in the hospital until Wednesday. Clearly I had a hepatitis, but tests had to be run to figure out what kind, what type.
I got through that weekend okay and into the next week. On Thursday of that week, I was coming back on a train,crossed my legs and fell asleep. When I woke up, there was no feeling in my left leg. When I stood up, I fell and split that cut on my foot wide open. Getting from the train to my car, I fell a couple of more times, so I was pretty scraped up.
At the doctor's office the next day, I discovered I had "drop foot," which is caused either by compression of nerves, or, a stroke. So I had a CAT scan, MRI, and a couple of other things I don't remember.
That Saturday, I developed a swirl in my vision, right in the center, with a trail of multi-colored lights. Went back to the doctor on Monday, and the cut on my foot was crazy-infected and the vision issue was significant. He admitted me to the hospital again. They gave me i.v. antibiotics and ran another CAT scan, MRI, chest x-ray, liver sonogram you name it, I had it. End result: nothing showed up anywhere, and they released me.
The vision thing got worse and worse, and was more on than off. I was speaking to my aunt this past Thursday, and she asked me what my blood sugar was (I come from a family of diabetics, and I'm pre-diabetic). I went upstairs, took my blood sugar, and what should be 120-125 was 458 -- which can give you a stroke. So back to the doctor, where I saw an endochronologist who immediately put me on insulin to bring my sugar down. After that I went to a neurologist, then an neuro-opthamologist, an opticologist and back to my doctor. Blood sugar was spiking up and down and they were going to put me back in the hospital. I convinced them to let me manage my insulin from home, and if it didn’t trend down, I'd admit myself to the hospital.
So all in all, here's the thought: the hepatitis -- most likely caused by the failure of my pre-diabetes medicine, threw everything in my system out of whack. And you can't be on any medicine while your liver recovers. So my blood sugar spiked sky high, which wouldn't let my foot heal. And while I was in one of the hospitals, I picked up a staph infection.
Now, here's the strange thing: it's not that I'm seeing MY body differently, I'm seeing other people's bodies differently: long, thin limbs, mangled hands, missing fingers -- it's like my eyes can't take in all the signals for four/five fingers, so my vision compresses them into two or three fingers, or one "claw." Make sense?
It seems when it rains it pours. But the vision thing is really bizarre.
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