Survey Says ... Ocular Migraine.
"Okay, so when is the wedding date?" I couldn't see his face but I knew where he was based on the miner's cap light on his forehead.
"May 18th. Just a couple weeks away."
"Mmm hmmm." He aimed the light at my eyes and spanned it back and forth. "So you saw some explosions in the left one?"
"Yeah. Last night. It lasted for about two minutes ... maybe five at most. Bottom corner of my left eye."
"Right. Look up? Okay, now down. To the left ... bottom left ... okay." The light was so bright that I couldn't see anything at all. I felt like a little kid on the playground, staring up at the solar eclipse without my cardboard box.
"Anything? You see anything in there?"
He kept peering in, shining that light. "I don't like to have partial diagnosis moments. I'd rather just make sure everything is fine and tell you that it's fine. Do you know what I mean?"
"Completely. But if you were to guess ..."
I could hear him smiling. "If I were to guess, I'd say wait just a few more minutes."
I waited. He pressed different tools against my eyes and checked my retina with alternating lenses.
"Kerri, there's absolutely nothing there. Those hemorrhages from last time aren't even there anymore. Nothing is wrong with your eyes, I'm happy to say. That's good news, right? I'm thinking, based on your description of the event, that you had an ocular migraine, which is like a migraine only without the headache. Sometimes people see stars or flashes, and it usually lasts for a few minutes. Are you stressed out?"
"I've been very busy lately at work. And the wedding stuff is all over the place, too. So yeah, I'm pretty stressed, I think."
"I think you'll be okay. There's nothing diabetes-related going on in your eyes, so I'm not concerned in that respect. I'd like to see you relax a little bit, and maybe take a weekend to yourself and not be so busy."
He clicked off the light and clicked on the lamp near his desk.
"If you have another episode like this again, please call me. I'm glad you were proactive on this. I don't worry much about you because I know you'll let me know if anything seems out of place."
I am so relieved.