This is the story of my road to recovery, and being made complete, from a condition that I was diagnosed with called Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)
It all started on the 14th of September 2018, when I went for a regular eye check with my optometrist. Whilst testing my eyes, he noticed that my optic nerves were abnormally swollen, which was a major concern to him. He immediately referred me to an ophthalmologist who saw me the following day and diagnosed me with Papilledema. This is a condition in which increased pressure on or around the brain causes part of the optic nerve inside the eye to swell. The ophthalmologist also had some serious concerns about my condition and referred me immediately for a second opinion. The condition was so serious that the very same afternoon I received a phone call from the specialist that I had been referred to, informing me that I was to see him immediately the following morning at 8am.