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Out of the Blue

I went to the eye doctor yesterday, as the lenses in my glasses are so scratched they are becoming a problem. I also had a worrisome medical question about my vision that I thought I'd put to him as a precursor to asking my M.D. about it, and he was able to provide an answer. I've had a couple of incidents where I suffered brief periods of impaired vision, sort of like you'd get from looking at a bright light and then looking away. This was worrisome, to say the least, but his diagnosis was about as benign as I could have hoped, as he explained I've been suffering what are known as Ocular Migraines. These are apparently actual migraines, but the good news, and the reason I consider this somewhat benign, is because these are not accompanied by any pain, and they have been brief in duration as well as infrequent, so this is not really a problem that needs much solving. This is in contrast to the kind of scenarios that ran through my mind when encountering this, as I suffered some Woody Allen-style concerns about things like blindness and brain tumors, so this is obviously a relief.

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44. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 23:50 Creston
 
Frags4Fun wrote on May 17, 2013, 20:50:
I'm glad that you're ok Blue. We don't know each other in real life but you have a large impact on my life and I'm sure the same is true for the rest of the people who visit daily. Your website is like no other and you've enriched our lives by giving us a home here at Bluesnews. Thanks man and while I'm at it, thanks to all the people who help make Bluesnews possible. And no, I haven't been drinking.

Nah, I feel the same way. Lots of cool people on here to talk to and occasionally argue with. And Blue's been doing it for all these years essentially for free, at least where we are concerned.

Thanks Blue.

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