Eye floaters, my constant companions

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yesterday at work, I frantically emailed my sister to tell her that I had just embarrassed myself at my desk (luckily my co-workers were too engrossed in their own work to notice me). I have eye floaters (and if you don't know what I'm talking about, just check out the video clip below. Family Guy is such a wonderful educator, I don't even know why I bothered going to college), and I must have been super into my own work because without thinking about it, I started swatting at the air in front of my face, thinking I could "shoo" the floater away. This was stupid mostly because floaters are, um, inside of my eyeballs and I was sitting at my desk furiously flapping my hands at nothing.

 

Ashley, from her own office 100-some miles away, commiserated with me for a few email exchanges because eye floaters run in our family (what an awesome trait to share!). She pointed out that once the weather starts to get warmer, her floaters seem to "flare up" and become much more obvious. I agreed with her, stating that I think my eye floaters just really like sunshine because sunny days is when I notice them the most, too.

Moments later, a picture showed up in my inbox. My sister drew my eye floater ... on summer vacation.


I highly doubt YOUR sister is this cool.

Eye floaters, or myodesopsia if you want to get technical, is a pretty normal occurrence and isn't something to be alarmed about ... unless of course these little specks of debris are accompanied by other symptoms. I know this because the first time I experienced an "eye floater", I flipped the freak out and took to Google for answers because I was 99% sure it meant I had microscopic worms in my eyes that were slithering across my pupils on their journey to eat my brain.

For more information about super sexy eye floaters, check out http://www.aboutfloaters.com/

What did hypochondriacs do before Google? 

This is me:

Taken from Pinterest.com via @Ash_Devon

That being said, I'm very thankful for my health, eye floaters be darned. I know there are many people out there, some in my own family, that are struggling with serious health issues right now. Sending prayers and warm wishes their way today!

(I think I said "eye floaters" a million times in this post)

Happy Hump Day!

Eye floaters.

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8 comments

  1. Family Guy is an amazing source of anything you could ever want or need to know. Stewie is my hero, btdubs. Also, I laughed outloud at the cartoon at the bottom of your post because a) it's funny, and b) that's TOTALLY me. I diagnosed myself with MS one night. Needless to say, I didn't sleep much for a week after that one. Yah. I hate you, WebMD.

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    1. If it makes you feel any better, I diagnosed myself with an inflamed prostate before.

      Yeah, try and wrap your brain around THAT one.

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    2. That's good work. Inflamed prostate. I don't think I could even make such spot-on self-diagnosis.

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    3. I spent about 5 months convinced I was growing a brain tumor thanks to WedMD

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  2. LOLs! I loved this post of course! That person who drew the summer vacay picture is Ah-mazing!

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  3. When I was younger (before biology class) I used to think I was seeing molecules, or amoeba, or something.

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