So here I am. I've been in the stroke unit since Monday, and had tons of blood tests, eye tests, CT scans, ultrasounds, MRI scans and a lumbar puncture. I've definitely lost 25% of my visual field in both eyes (which is very unusual). Reading is hard. I gather it's probably optic neuritis.
I *haven't* had a stroke. But the MRI did show lesions in my brain, both in an area affecting vision, and in the middle of my brain. My neurologist thinks it could be multiple sclerosis or sarcoidosis. So here I stay until a diagnosis is confirmed and they can start me on some treatment. It's all pretty fucky.
Later on : Hubby has brought in my computer and an internet dongle thingy, so I'm ONLINE in hospital!
This image shows you what reading is like for me at the moment ... I really hope this repairs if it's caused by MS, it could repair in 4-12 weeks. I'm not allowed to drive until my field of vision is better, too.
The blank areas shift and change when I move my head and eyes, so it makes seeing fine detail (like letters) rather challenging.