Posted 6/29/2020 8:53 PM (GMT -6)
I hope you’re all doing well. I haven’t checked in for quite some time. I’ve also had a very intense month. I truly hope you all are well though.
The story with June is we were living with my dad while moving out of our townhome and my dad started drinking a lot with the quarantine and I got very upset with him one night. During this night of upset my blood pressure got very high and I started crying with how worried I’ve been about him. After the upset and crying my vision started going really weird. I thought it was the swelling from crying and sinus issues I was experiencing. This was a Tuesday night. However, the next 4 or so days every morning half my vision would be very blurry or just blank and reading a message on my phone was very hard. One afternoon after walking my mother in law out to her car I came back in and sat on the couch and my vision again was half gone. This was June 13th. I texted my best friend and asked if this was normal with sinus infections and she told me it wasn’t and to see an eye doctor ASAP. So I found one who took me in within 20 mins. He told me my eyes looked good but there was pressure behind my eyes particularly my right where I was having terrible headaches and ear aches as well that I thought were sinus related. He was concerned enough to send me to the ER to get a CT, CTA, and MRI. At the ER we found out I had a 20% right Vertebral Artery Dissection (VAD) that was causing mini clots and the eye issues. Luckily, they could not see evidence of a stroke. My white blood count results however were also very scary:
Immature granulocytes, absolute 0.5 / 0.0-0.4 K/mcL
Immature granulocytes 0.4% / 0.0-0.5%
Lymphocyte, Absolute 4.7 1.2-3.4 K/mcL
Lymphyocyte auto 37.4%. / 18.0-45.0%
WBC 12.5 / 3.6-10.6 K/mcL
*After blood thinners it came down to 10.9
I am now on blood thinners and slowly healing. Luckily, since the blood thinners too the vision stuff has not happened. However, I am concerned about my blood results as there’s a family history of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia on my moms side and strokes on my dads side. Weirdly enough too Hashimotos Disease scientific name is: Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis. I am wondering what your guys advice is? I’ve always cherished it.
Thank you all for listening (reading) and God Bless!