For the past few week, I had been suffering from floating images and black spots in my vision. At the end of July, after having my eyes examined at Specsavers (opticians), they told me to go straight to Accident & Emergancy, where it took 6 hours to be seen to, and another 21 hours to be told I would get a hospital bed for more tests. Overall, I spend 5 days in hospital, which wasn't fun.
I had the whole nine yards of tests done to rule things out. In the end, they found it was Benign Intracranial Hypertension (simple meaning: too much stuff going on in the brain, but its all good). They had to perform a lumbar puncture on my spine to measure the pressure of CSF (cranial spinal fluid), and found the pressure to be very high, which must have put pressure behind my eyes.
I have orders now from my Neurological and Ophthalmology doctors to lose weight in order for the pressure to decrease. There is a strong case of serious illnesses linked with being overweight. It is a constant struggle to lose weight though. It really is my life story, but have lost quite a few pounds since before hospital. Yippee! Long may it continue!
Three really good points to losing weight
- Drink tons of water
- Watch your portions, three meals a day
- Be more active in your life, whether on a walk down the road or a good workout
Most of all, be happy :)