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My minimal halloween costume

Posted in Personal by Will on Friday, October 31st, 2008 ~ 3pm

Damn I look kinda sultry in some of these, eh? That’s ’cause of the demon horns.

Happy Halloween

Posted in Personal by Will on Friday, October 31st, 2008 ~ 11am

Musical Exceptions

Posted in Music,Personal by Will on Thursday, October 30th, 2008 ~ 4pm

I would never have expected that I’d be a fan of Robyn and Pink.

But the fact is they’re great. Robyn is nerdy-cute, and Pink (or P!nk) is a tough-girl, but they both seem to be real musicians, not actors hired to pretend to be singers by large corporations.

I picked up the new Pink today (“Funhouse”) and it is a perfect complement to her last one (“I’m Not Dead”), which I only picked up a couple weeks earlier. It is not as good as “I’m Not Dead”, but it follows it pretty well.

I don’t think I’ll ever become a fan of “this kind” of music in general, but, exceptions are always welcomed.

I hope it's not a tumor

Posted in Personal by Will on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 ~ 7pm

My Facebook entry of July 25 readS:

“July 25 —
Will was temporarily blinded by sunlight from a skylight reflecting off his metal/glass work desk. But he recovered after a couple hours. I think.”

And I did not write it at the time but I believed it was my right eye, since I lost depth perception and there was essentially lost vision on my right.

Now today, October 29:
I lost some sight in my upper right field of view due to a shimmering curved line — a static line, but shimmering dark to light. It looked like this:

/////////\\\\\\\\\///////\\\\//////\\\\\/////\\\\\\/\\\\\/\\

I.e, curved black lines on white.

It intefered with my being able to see on the right.

However, opening and closing each eyelip did not make this go away, and it was present even with eyes closed.

I hope it is not a tumor.

Within 3 or 4 minutes I could no longer see the clock in the lower right corner of my computer screen, it was all just white below that shimmering line, and similarly small objects like my cell phone on the bed would not be visible depending on where I was looking.

About 10 minutes later (15 minutes total), it went away.

Maybe this is caused by sinus pressure? Again I hope it is not a tumor.

The shimmering also reminds me of tinnitus, in that when a nerve cell in your ear dies, it wails before dying. Perhaps this shimmering is an optical cell (or a series of cells) dying, and shimming as they go.

Sight. Ooh, Fruedian typo. I mean to say “sigh”.

UPDATE: Ahh, google. You are an affordable doctor: “Acephalgic migraine is a neurological syndrome. It is a variant of migraine in which the patient may experience aura symptoms such as scintillating scotoma, nausea, photophobia, hemiparesis and other migraine symptoms but does not experience headache. Acephalgic migraine is also referred to as amigrainous migraine, ocular migraine, or optical migraine.” And user comments: “My scintillating scotomas (auras) last for about 10 mins at the most” “They last about twenty minutes, and I do get a “feeling” a couple minutes beforehand that one is coming. Maybe one a week, two or three at times. Maybe months between.” “an angular shaped zig zak shimmering line…eventually passes out of the the side of my vision and my sight is normal again. This takes about 10 to 15 minutes.” “When you get the aura without the headache it’s called a Type A typical migrain”

And, lest you fear (as I did) that it might be a mini-stroke, the wiki for a mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack) notes “if visual symptoms occur such as perception of wavy or jagged lines or tiny specs of light and if a headache occurs, this can be an atypical migraine presentation.”

And here, someone made an animation of what scintillating scotoma looks like (except the animation is much faster than the 10 or 20 minutes it really takes). And there are the \\\\////\\\\/// lines I described! The animation doesn’t blur out the whitish area enough, imo. I couldn’t see through it.

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