Scotoma? Blind spots?

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Tony1951
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 4/27/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was a child I use to sit in class and suddenly notice that part of the teachers face seemed odd, then I would become aware that the face was missing.. my visual fields would fill with scentilating scotomas and then after nearly an hour I would come out of it but would have a headache.  Around 19 I noticed what appeared to be scentilating "things" on the edges of my "blind spots" thus bringing attention to them.  Those "things" with my blind spots have never gone away.  They are sometimes better, sometimes worse.  Recently I developed a new one more center field -- I have been told these are migraine equivelants.  Ha anyone ever had similar experiences?  I'm especially wondering about the ones that don't go away.  I was hospitalized for this as a child -they thought it was a brain tumor-that was 40 years ago.  Any feedback would be appreciated.
Name: Tony  Born: 1951
Diagnosed PCA 7/23/2008;  Prostate Volume 19 grams
Cancer Location: Right Mid and Right Apex 2 of 12 cores positive
Percentage of tissue involves 14%  Gleason 3+4=7 4+4=8
PSA levels  6/08/08 7.7;  6/30/08 6.8
Began HT Zoladex 8/26/2008
As of 9/11/08 I am waiting to start IMRT IGRT
September 23, 2008 after one month of Zoladex PSA 2.83 - Testosterone 16
October 22, 2008: First day of IMRT.  I am receiving 1.8 grays per day over a period of 43 days.
December 24th, 2008 Completed my Radiation treatment
March 13th, 2009 PSA <0.08

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