I thought I was having an ocular migraine on Tuesday but when it didn't go away in a short time, I became more concerned.
Last year I had an allergic reaction to prescription eye drops. I found an eye doctor here in Florida who took care of me. I called him Wednesday morning and he saw me right away that morning, diagnosed a detached retina and sent me on to an appointment with a retinal specialist. Not how I would prefer to spend my day, but not being able to see is no fun either!
The retinal surgeon was absolutely lovely. She was so kind and so thorough in explaining options and what each would entail. I have surgery scheduled for this coming Monday. That's the easy part. It will be followed by a week face down for 22 hours a day for a whole week. That's the hard part.
Well, as a friend pointed out, I have time to stock up on chocolate. I will look into audible books. That not for sissies thing -- all too true!
In the meantime, I will enjoy the flashes of light and washes of color. Who needs psychedelics?