The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2022 Daily Prompt – Jan. 8th

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Hi! Welcome to the Daily 2022 Just Jot it January Prompt and the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt for SATURDAY, JANUARY 8th.

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “In the.” Start your post with the words “In the” – that’s the prompt! Enjoy!

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In the afternoon yesterday , 1.45 actually, I was on the phone to my eldest son, when suddenly there were huge black things floating infront of me. I kept try to brush them away, they were like huge cobwebs then for good measure silver flashes appeared from top to bottom of my periveral vision.

I could not concentrate on the phone conversation as the lights and cobwebs were so distracting. In the beginning I could not work out what was happening then as I relaxed I realized it was my left eye. This continued all afternoon and evening, at about 17.30 I rang my optician and asked for an appointment, she said what was the problem I told her. She advised me to go as soon as possible to the eye casualty. The earliest I could go was this morning. So I spent the evening wearing dark glasses and I have to admit worrying.

This morning we were up at dawn and off to the hospital after sorting Ruby. I was there at 8.30am the department opens at 9am. I was first in and was triaged , an eye test, then drops to anesthesise my eyes, followed by a test to measure the pressure in my eyes then drops to dilate my pupils. After a while I saw the Dr and her trainee they did loads of tests and even gave me more drops the put a special lense in my left eye to do a deeper test.

In the beginning I was scared when she told me I had had a P V D. Apparently this is an age related thing ..a Posterior Vitreous Detachment. This when the Vitreous ( a jelly) at the back of the eye breaks away, and we then see black floaters infront of our eyes. The light flashes are the vitreous pulling at the retina. It’s age related. Today every thing is okay, although rather disconcerting. The Dr said to just keep an eye on things … keep an eye 👀🤣🤣🤣🤣. But to watch out for the light flashes getting worse or suddenly lots more floaters as that could mean trouble, detached retina. So any problems I was to return to the eye casualty immediately.

Apparently this can go on for weeks months or even years???? I told her this was rather disconcerting because the floaters seem huge she told me that my brain will soon compensate for these and they will not bother me as much.

In the beginning I was very worried since seeing the Dr I feel better, though because of the drops my vision is very blurry so forgive me if I am late reading posts or comments today.

So in the end, for now all is well that ends well. 💜

65 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jan 08, 2022 @ 11:38:40

    Oh my goodness, Sis! That is so, so scary!!!


  2. ivor20
    Jan 08, 2022 @ 11:51:07

    Oh very scary stuff Willow .. I had eye problems when I had my strokes … it was a complicated situation, and as you say, … very disconcerting … but I was fortunate to get most of my sight back … I still get a few black spots every now and then … but these days, “in the end, for now all is well that ends well”


  3. trentpmcd
    Jan 08, 2022 @ 12:22:14

    Pretty scary. Hopefully it doesn’t worse any time soon (ever!).


  4. Sadje
    Jan 08, 2022 @ 13:37:27

    Must have been a worrying time Willow. Hope it stays well.


  5. JoAnna
    Jan 08, 2022 @ 13:42:46


  6. Maggie
    Jan 08, 2022 @ 14:15:59

    Willow, I am so sorry to read this. This age thing sure has some surprises that come along with it. I am glad you were able to get in to see a specialist so quickly and that you have answers. Often much of our worrying is not knowing what we are dealing with. I hope you feel better soon.


  7. JoAnna
    Jan 08, 2022 @ 14:40:51

    I remember the first time I had a “big hairy floater” (wrote a post about it). It was very scary, especially with not being able to rinse it out and then the light flashes. Now, I still have lots of floaters, but they are not as dark, mostly just annoying. It’s amazing how the brain learns to work around them. I wonder how much of my clouding eyesight is floaters and how much is the cataracts which are not yet bad enough for removal. I’ll find out one day. My doc said there is surgery to remove the floaters, but it sounded risky. Ah, the fascinating joys of getting older…


  8. John W. Howell
    Jan 08, 2022 @ 14:48:06

    I hope you improve, Willow. It is very concerning when these kinds of things come up. ❤️


  9. pensitivity101
    Jan 08, 2022 @ 16:51:47

    Glad you were able to see an eye doctor. Scary stuff. I hate anything to do with eyes and once had a reaction to the eye drops the diabetes tech used at my eye screening a few years ago. They don’t use them on me now. Our optician is great and does all the tests so if there is anything amiss, we are confident she will find it.
    Take care.


  10. indishe
    Jan 08, 2022 @ 18:53:48

    Take care for it is indeed disconcerting.
    Stay healthy and safe!


  11. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jan 08, 2022 @ 20:46:48

    Oh, Willow! I’ve had the same thing in both eyes the last 2-3 years! (Left eye first and then a year later the right eye.) I guess it is really common. The floaters do gradually become dispersed and less noticeable and pretty soon you won’t even think about them anymore. But certainly scary when it happens. I thought maybe I was having a stroke!
    Hope yours also disperse and fade away soon. It can take a few weeks but they’ll definitely become less bothersome to you.

    Hugs! ❤❤


  12. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Jan 09, 2022 @ 04:26:09

    I never had the flashes but lots of black floaters. It was especially bad when I was on yard duty in the afternoon sun. Now I rarely notice them at all. The brain is wonderful. I hope you recover quickly.


  13. Debbie Gravett
    Jan 09, 2022 @ 05:12:27

    Best of luck with your eyes. Rest them when you can. Take care.


  14. Dan Antion
    Jan 09, 2022 @ 22:23:06

    This is scary, Willow. We will keep you in our prayers and hold a good thought for you.


  15. Dale
    Jan 11, 2022 @ 15:38:38

    Jeez Louise! How annoying the number of things to give to “age related”. Hope this resolves in a positive manner. Sending you all the good vibes necessary. 🧡🧡🧡


  16. darsword
    Jan 14, 2022 @ 06:12:52

    Yikes! My mom had something like this where her retina detached and she saw blood. I’ve had lightening and floaters and your doctor is right, you soon get used to them. I’ve even named a couple floaters as they look like silhouettes of cartoon characters. I do hope yours settle down and your vision returns.💜🤗


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