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Bricks and Bones ([personal profile] bricks_and_bones) wrote2013-05-10 08:11 am

Vision issues

This week I lost the vision in my left eye. It is a central retinal vein occlusion. Today I have blood tests and x-rays to make sure there are no major clots in my body.

I am scared and overwhelmed by it all. This is a disease normally diagnosed in older patients who have problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, glaucoma. It is NOT common in young marathon runners with no major health issues. Just goes to show, right? "Healthy" is such a fluid, interesting term. Am I healthy? I don't even know if I can define myself that way right now.

When I asked if I should stop running, the doc told me NO, that they actually prescribe exercise as part of the treatment of this problem. SO I guess I will keep going out there, even though my vision is pretty impaired. Good thing I know the trails like the back of my hand.

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