I am not writing to bad mouth Diamox. Not by any means. Diamox has helped me save what fractured vision I have left. Diamox has helped turn day long headaches, pressure, confusion and pain into daily, or sometimes even less frequent, headaches that allow me to find corners of the day in which I can write, communicate with others and live my new low impact lifestyle. Diamox wrapped a lasso around my unbridled, untamed cerebral spinal fluid teaching my insides lessons yours may already know. I don't hate Diamox, but it has its own payment that I think I have paid long enough: it is a Pregnancy Category C medication which means, "Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks." While there is plenty of anecdotal evidence of the drug's safety after the first trimester, all stories of women taking the drug any earlier, that I have heard, have been heart-breaking and frightening.
Part of me wants to say my blogging schedule will come back to life on Tuesday, but I'm gong to be realistic about this: I'm taking one more week of brain and eye rest. Rivera Runs Through It and all of my blogging life will go back on schedule starting Monday, August 27th. I look forward to the return of my routine! I just hope my eyes and brain will be ready for it!