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Hello, 2014!

Written by on January 3rd, 2014 – 11 Comments


I hope you’ve all had a great holiday season and that the new year brings with it a fresh start; just remember, go easy on those resolutions!  😉

As a new blogger to this site, I thought I would take a minute or two to introduce myself.  I’m Ashley, a flower-loving, 30-year-old living in Port Credit Ontario.  I was introduced to our complex MS-world this year, having experienced my first ‘flare-up’, Optic Neuritis in my left eye in late April.  It greeted me just two weeks after I defended my thesis, and took my vision in a matter of days.

Here’s how it happened:

Monday: Headache and a dull pain behind my left eye, L-shaped floater formed by the evening.  It was in my central vision field but I did not find it alarming, I figured I was just tired and stressed from school/work.

Tuesday: L-shaped floater spread to my entire eye, it looked like I was looking through a very dirty window.  No matter how hard I tried or blinked, I could not see clearly and it became excruciatingly painful to move my eye in any direction.

Wednesday: I made an appointment with my optometrist and was lucky enough to get in to see her the next day.  She discovered/showed me the optic neuritis, and after reviewing my family history, she recommended I see my family doctor ASAP to be tested for MS.