Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Hi Everyone!
For my readers who don't FB I posted this earlier. This is just so crazy!!! thanks again lupus.
Also seems like there is a rush on MRIs and I can't get in until the 12th I am on the list for cancelations so please pray for an opening so I can get in sooner. Thank you.
Friday afternoon I was stopped in my tracks by some enormous pressure in my head. It only lasted about 10 or 15 seconds but it was enough to make stop.
When it was gone I didn'...t think about it again until yesterday.
Friday night at about 10:30 I was trying to watch TV and noticed my eye was dropping more than normal. (I have ptosis in my left eye, part of why I stay away from the camera LOL) So I check it out an my top eyelid is red and swollen. I soak a bag of black tea and place it on my eye for a few minutes. Saturday morning I have a "bleed" in my eyelid. I watch it track all day and Sunday as well. It doesn't hurt or itch. I just have a black eye. Like someone punched me. I get into my doctor on Monday. He is perplexed. Takes photos of my eye and sends them off to another doctor. He tells me if it gets worse to call. Well it got worse. I was sent to my ophthalmologist as an emergency on Tuesday. My eye ball is healthy but he is not happy about the spontaneous black eye. Then I remember the pressure in my head. I am now going for an MRI on my brain and "orbits" plus he has me set up for a huge amount of blood work.
It would be nice to have normal things go wrong. Well it would be nice to have nothing go wrong. Would love to get rid of lupus and all it brings with it. Just to be healthy again. gggeeesss

I started taking photos of my eye right away, yah know in the bathroom mirror so here are a few.
 Saturday morning

It is worse today
Honor and integrity in art, in life.


  1. oh dear Nicole am so sorry to hear about your medical problems and the eye looks very painful. Sending you massive hugs, Annette x

  2. Nicole, bless your heart! Mom and I are sending healing prayers! We are also praying you get into the MRI sooner! Please take care of yourself as best as you can! Big Hugs and much love! xoxoxoxo

  3. wow. i am really praying that this is nothing serious and will pass soon. i cant not imagine how you must feel. i am chanting mightily for your speedy recovery. cheers!!

  4. well thats no good, definitely something going on there, if its an emergency wouldn't they do an MRI immediately, if you feel any change at all go to emerge, honestly, you must go back if anything feels not right, please,,

  5. I hope You will be better soon! Be strong, lupus is not very pleasant, but you will beat him! Sending You hugs and a lot of good vibrations :)

  6. Praying for you...God is the healer.

  7. OMGosh, so sorry you are going through this. My husband has RA, COPD and High blood pressure. He has had serious RA since '76 and every day he says he cannot remember what it is like to feel good. I hope your latest episode is not serious.
    xx, Carol

  8. Oh my! Wishing you good results and a speedy recovery!

  9. Oh my, I am so sorry! It looks awful. Get well soon, and take care of yourself. hugs, Valerie

  10. Best wishes for better health soon.

  11. Wow! I hope it's nothing serious. I had a friend who would get bad migraines and end up with a spontaneous black eye at the end. It always seemed scary to me, but it seemed "normal" to her. Hope you get it figured out! xo Silke

  12. Oh no! I hope you get in soon too try and find out what is going on. I very much hope you are okay.

  13. oh goodness, i hope you heal soon. and i hope making some art will help you feel better and speed up the healing process! xo katie


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