Date Posted: 20th Aug 2019 at 10:57 PM
I've been wanting to work on cc for the past month and a half now, but I've made very little progress on account of my current health. I've been getting daily headaches ranging in severity from mild nuisance to please-kill-me-now, and using my laptop generally seems to make them worse.
So far, I've been to the eye doctor because while I'm technically supposed to wear glasses, I haven't in three years, and figured it might be eye strain. Unfortunately, they found swelling behind my eyes and the eye doctor thinks it's a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid, which is fortunately not uncommon or difficult to treat. However, because it does involve my brain, they need to be absolutely sure it's not something worse before officially diagnosing me.
I've been in for an MRI which came back normal for what they think I have, and there wasn't anything else overtly alarming about the results. Now I'm just waiting to be referred to a neurologist which is apparently a process and a half, and I likely won't be able to get an appointment for at least a month. Luckily, my psychiatrist was able to get me a prescription for a very low dose of the medication that is used to treat my condition as a trial, so we'll see how that goes.
In the meantime, I'm supposed to be starting my senior year of college in less than a month, but it's looking like that's not going to happen because this issue will not be resolved before then. Not only can I barely use my laptop for more than an hour at a time, the headaches show up randomly throughout the day and because they aren't caused by inflammation, pain meds do virtually nothing and I just have to wait for them to go away or eventually fall asleep, though they don't seem to always go away when I'm sleeping because I've dreamt of having a headache a few times now. There's not really any feasible way for me to handle going to school when I can't really do anything to manage my pain.
The bright side is that I'll likely be feeling a lot better within a month or two, and won't be at school and will have ample time to work on my cc. Hopefully, at least. For now I've just been playing a lot of Fire Emblem Awakening on my DS when I can stand to have my eyes open, and watching my bf play Three Houses. I'm like this
close to learning how to mesh hair just so I can make male Byleth's hair and put it in my game. That probably won't be for a long time though