I need some help. I'm not usually the one reaching out, but sometimes you find yourself in the position where you humbly need to ask for assistance.
Since the 7th of September, my vision has been double.
Each eye can focus individually, but the images are misaligned so I see everything double. This is very disorienting and is making even the most basic daily things difficult or impossible.
I make a living as an artist and fine woodworker on Kauai. My eyes and hands are my greatest tools. This situation is throwing off my ability to work, drive, and even see where I'm going. It's incredibly frustrating for someone who's used to high level hand eye coordination.
I've started wearing an eye patch to minimize my vision to one side. That way, I can walk down the street, ride in a car or go shopping without feeling dizzy or endangering myself. The picture I posted is a mock-up I made of how I see with both eyes open.
The eye doctor told me to try to minimize using the eye patch to encourage the eyes to realign.
In the last week, I've been to many doctors and specialists.
I've had 2 CT Scans, an MRI, and multiple tests at the Ophthalmologist office.
I've also had cranio-sacral therapy and bodywork done.
All test have come back clear. I'm not dying, I don't have a tumor on my optic nerve, my petuitary gland appears fine. There are some scary things on the list of potential causes of double vision and we've crossed most of them off. And still, the problem persists. I'll have to dig deeper and use logic, research, intuition and rest to decode this mystery.
I'm committed to figuring this out and healing, but I am running out of funds. I currently rent a gallery space, a workshop and part of a house. I also have other expenses.
Any and all financial assistance will be greatly appreciated. I don't know how long this will go but having a little cushion will help me be present with the healing process and not have to miss rents (and whatever consequences that might have). Funds may also be used to connect with specialists and therapies that may not be covered by my insurance.
Other forms of assistance, including suggestions/referrals to specialists/therapies, rides around Kauai, prayers and well wishes are greatly appreciated.
Thank you all. I hope to see you(just one of one) soon.
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