Saturday, April 20, 2019

Health and Stream Update!

It's been a little, too long, but a lot has been going on and I'll have more on the other stuff later. For now though, just wanted to give a quick update to things. I talked about some of this on the stream yesterday but here's a more detailed explaination.

My recent neurologist appt resulted in finding out that a lot of things I had been doing are directly related to migraines. Why I avoid bright light, get fatigued quickly in certain lighting, issues with working with older LCD monitors for any length of time, being in places that use various lighting styles, and a whole host of other things...etc. However, it's not just any kind of migraine attack that most folks are used to.

I've been diagnosed with Chronic Migraine. This doesn't mean that I suffer from migraine pain all the time, or just have them more frequently, it means that more often than not I'm having a migraine and all the symptoms of them for extended periods of time more than half the month. For me, and many other chronic migraine sufferers, it's just very often with no pain but still with everything else that goes with them to varying levels depending on the attack. There isn't a cure, just management.

This is going to require some lifestyle changes; limiting things that trigger attacks from strain like time in front of the PC, more indirect lighting in the apartment, etc. Also a few other things like specific glasses to help in bright light situations and areas of heavy fluorescent light use. Which, I'm gonna likely need to raise money for...but we'll get to that.

So, what's that mean for things here? Well, for starters, I don't see it changing my current schedule for streaming at all. Now that I know what's going on, maybe I can even manage a litle more from time to time once more management is in place. Of course, that depends on my C-PTSD issues as well.

But yeah, there ya have it. That's kind of what's gone down on this episode of; "What fucked up thing is next for Vixen?"

If you guys have any questions, feel free to ask on the Discord and I'll do what I can. This is still very new to me, but we'll get through this together.

Again, thank you all so much for being awesome and helping me through this stuff.