It’s a little out of my comfort zone to post this but here goes: Two years ago today I was diagnosed with a rare and severe neurological disorder called Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.
So, Intracranial Hypertension meaning abnormally high pressure in my scull and around my brain. Idiopathic meaning that there is no known cause or cure for this. We found out that I had this disorder through a routine physical where it was noted my vision wasn’t 100% so it was almost an accident. Although, the diagnosis out me through months and months of testing, multiple spinal taps to relieve the pressure, and more daily medicines then I could count that caused me to involuntarily lose 25+ pounds because of having no appetite, I can confidently say I am finally better.
Now, two years later, I am on the lowest dosage of medication I have ever been on, I only visit the doctor every 6-8 weeks when it used to be every other week, and I haven’t been to the emergency room in almost a year when I used to have to go (on average) every 3 weeks.
The above pictures are two of the many times I had to be rushed to the ER to get a spinal tap and or get migraine medicines. The other two pictures I found a while back that I thought I related to so well and I loved. It helped me a lot at one point.
So, there’s my long and boring story but i thought id go for it.
If you want to know anything else about IIH or me and/or you have IIH yourself, feel free to message me any time. I love to talk and share stories. :)
The next time I see this post, it’s going to have a lot of notes.
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the rest of the world:
Shout out to Carlos Benavides, the coffee guy for the animators of Disney’s Frozen
You go, Carlos.
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When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.
- Lemony Snicket (via dailydoseofbookssauce)
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