Back with news. Went at two to see an expert, back at five.
Not a migraine, I know what visual migraines look like.
I had a wide field photo of both eyes, at the hospital, and a jelly loaded mirror lens pushed against my left eye directly, which was odd. Oh and three lots of pupil dilating stuff as sat around waiting for the photo for so long they had to use some more and it wasn't the stuff you wait 20 mins for it to work, either.
As you age, from around 30, your Vitreous Humour (the jelly bit behind the lens, and iris etc, but before the retina. The retina is at the back.) starts to dry out and shrink (made of collagen), once it shrinks so far, usually beyond 50 and in short sighted people, people who've had bangs on the head, people who've had retina surgery before and unlucky folk like me, it pulls away from the retina. It can do this quickly as my right eye did. Or slowly, with stubborn bits stuck down bleeding, and when the tug happens when you turn your eye, you get electrical impulses that turn to light. They are around the eye, any across the eye is an emergency.
I have blood in my VH. There is a bruise too, and bleeding going on, on the stressed retina, which will clear. I have some fearsome floaters, sticks thicker than usual, these should clear as they're made of blood. Still can see ok.
No one knows what the other thing is. No one's ever heard of it before. I'll keep a diary (yet another lol).
Warning signs: flashes across the eye, not around, and a veil of brown across the eye - both emergencies, go to A&E. You need retinal surgery urgently. It can affect your sight untreated.
Glad I persisted in looking for a parking space (in a local street, not permit only, a rare beast indeed!) because where I thought of parking, there was another car and it has a ticket. I was ten mins late though. Took half an hour to find that space.
Now having a pot of herbal tea, before I find something to eat. Not had anything since two mince pies at lunchtime. Fasting gap has now vanished but you can't win them all. Oh and the engine management light has come on in the car. No idea why, runs ok.