Dear Yahoo, This may sound silly, but…by Janice Tindle 

The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30-Day Writing Challenge Day Day  10

“Yahoo Answers Post – Pretend you are writing a
question about your condition – it can be as silly or
humorous as you want. Now answer it.
(Remember: Your answer can be just as silly)”

Dear Yahoo, 

This may sound silly but, ever since I hit my head and hurt my neck, I see static, you know, like how those old black & white TVs used to look when nothing was on? What’s happening and what can do about it? I also see all kinds of lights, flashes, moving fuzzies and jaggy lines. My vision also jumps around a lot and is often blurry and wavy. I also have Dystonia. Help please. 

Signed, VaselineVision
Dear VaselineVision, 

Nobusinessanswering: Wow? Are you sure? Have you tried cleaning your glasses or rinsing out your eyes with saline? 

VaselineVision: Yes. Still there. 

Hummm, dunno know then. Maybe you need a new eye exam. 

VaselineVision: Had one.

Nobusinessanswering: Well, have you tried seeing a psychiatrist? 

VaselineVision: No. Why? 

Nobusinessanswering: Because it sounds psychological. 

VaselineVision: Really? I wasn’t thinking that, but I’ll give it a try thanks. 

Voiceofreason: Hold in there, VaselineVision, you’re not crazy, your problem is not psychological, it’s neurological. You have several things going on here. One is a condition called visual snow. You can read about it here.

The second part of your problem is migraine. You maybe experiencing several kinds, this is one.

The third part is inflammation and muscle tension due to your brain and neck injury.

And lastly, the fourth part is actually your dystonia. It’s quite common for people with dystonia to get migraines.

VaslineVision: Thanks Voiceofreason! I’ll look these things up and then make an appointment with a migraine specialist and go from there! 

Voiceofreason: You’re welcome. I’m so sorry you have to endure this, but remember, you’re not crazy. You’re dealing with a lot issues and it’s going to take patience and lots of management. If you need to see a therapist dealing with the difficulties of seeing with so much trouble, please do so. You’re dealing with things that have no cure, so it’s okay to get emotional support. 

VaselineVision 👍🏻


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