I’m not sure when this was. Maybe 9:30am or so. I got out of the shower without difficulty. Then, suddenly, I couldn’t walk. I lost my balance. I nearly fell, but was fortunate to have fallen into my bureau and was okay. I held onto it, realizing something was terribly wrong. I have had severe insomnia for a long time, almost two months exactly to the day. Was I falling asleep on my feet? No, it didn’t seem to be that. This was constant. I couldn’t stand without falling over. I couldn’t walk. I held onto the wall until I was able to get ahold of my clothes. I had incredible difficulty putting them on. Leaning on the wall, I reached the phone, and called Dr. K. I left her a message. Coincidentally, I have an appointment with her today at 2pm. There has been a tiny bit of improvement since it started, not much though. Still, I don’t know, as of this moment, if I can safely get there, even by cab.
I can see okay with my right eye using the bottom lens of my bifocal to write this, while closing my left eye…sort of. I have been having trouble with my vision ever since I set foot into Logan Airport (Boston) on my way to London on Monday the 14th, enough to have to ask for assistance from people. While wandering around London I more or less had to guess where to go at times. At other times, I could see where I was going. To my amazement, I did quite well, and the very few errors I made were not due to poor vision but incorrect, vague, or confusing instructions as to where to go.
Now, I have no trouble getting anywhere, because everywhere I go, the routes are familiar to me, but if I had to go to a new place in a new setting, I would have to ask for assistance. I just can’t see properly. I can’t explain what the problem is with my vision, though. It’s not blurriness. It’s something else, just kind of a confusion.
Still waiting for my doctor to call.