Blood and Oxygen Go Together Like a Horse and Carriage
Posted Oct 30 2008 3:24pm
Monday, I ended up in the ER.
I had just gotten home from the Y and was making breakfast (sausage biscuits from MAC!) for my grandson, when my vision started to split in half. My grandson became one half and then disappeared (in my line of vision, of course) I also began seeing flashing lights (an aura, I found out later).
Not one to mess around with such a bizarre incident and because I didn't know what the hell was going on, I called 911.
They were right there!. In the interim I had called my daughter to come get my grandson. During this period of time the flashing and vision craziness got progressively worse. I sat on my chair, and kept my grandson close, talking to him. He had no idea what was going on.
When the paramedics arrived they went through the vitals and asked me what was happening. I told them , but also told them I would not go to the hospital. At about the same time my daughter arrived and told them I would be going to the hospital.
Once I got their, the ER placed a pulse oximeter on me, and with my pleasant heart background, the regular EKG was performed.
After telling them about the vision abnormality, they decided to do a CT scan. All along, the condition was being escalated. After the CT scan it was observed that a dot had been seen in my brain. So, an MRI was ordered.
The diagnosis is - Meningioma left occipital lobe mild edema- a benign tumor that is affecting my vision and memory. It is going to be taken out in about three weeks.