I've been hesitant to talk about the problems I've been having for a few weeks, but they're beginning to culminate into a much larger issue.
In late August, I was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer in my left eye, which is a nasty infection of an abrasion on the eye. I presumed it was because we were in the middle of moving and kicking up dust. I took antibiotic drops for a week and all seemed well - except the little white dot on the side of my iris never disappeared. I eventually went in for the visible spot and was given steroid drops to clear up a accumulation of white blood cells in my eye. One week of these drops and things seemed better.
About three days after I stopped the eye drops, I found that I had a bruising pain in my left eye. I didn't notice it most of the time, but if I squeezed my eyelids shut or pressed my eye, it felt like the front part of that eye was bruised. Over two weeks, I took a large series of steroid drops attempting to correct the problem. When I was heavily on the steroids, things got much better - the pain would completely go away. However, once I reverted to three drops a day, the pain would return with a greater intensity.
On Monday, I returned to my ophthalmologist who ran a few test. While there, I found out that my prescription had changed drastically in both eyes despite having not changed since I was five years old. In fact, I'd just had my eye exam in March and everything was normal as usual. In addition to the prescription change, I have an astigmatism I didn't have in March. They did an Optomap and determined that my retina and cornea look fine, but I do have some slight pressure behind my both of my eyes and my nerves are slightly inflamed.
I took this information to my doctor this morning, who did a variety of blood tests and ordered an MRI for Friday afternoon. She said the most likely cause she's seeing is MS, but that a pseudo tumor or pituitary gland tumor (given my hypothyroidism), might also be to blame.
As a 25-year-old, I'm a little shocked that my body is failing me so quickly, particularly as I attempt to eat correctly and exercise at least three times a week. The fortunate part is that all of the potential outcomes are either manageable for life or the survival rate is actually quite good given no complications.
There's nothing particularly religious or magickal I can say about this post at this time. I will, of course, continue to update Witchy Words as usual to the best of my ability. If I miss an update or you don't hear from me for a while, it's due to my health and I will return as soon as I possibly can.
Thank you for all your support!