Meet our #Warrioroftheweek, John Abbott💙
Spotlight on: John
Hi everyone, my name is John, and I am a university graduate from the UK living with VSS. I developed VSS in my second year of university and had no clue what it was. I started experiencing grey dots in my visual field, felt detached from my body, found lights to be more intense, and also developed anxiety. I went to see my doctor several times, but none of them had any idea what I was talking about, which was pretty disheartening. I underwent an eye exam and an MRI scan, but both of these came back normal. I began to believe that it must all be in my head as I had no visible problems with my body, which was distressing.
By luck, I read about VSS online, and immediately I knew that was what I had. I conducted more research about the syndrome online and discovered VSI, which gave me a lot of insight. I manage my symptoms by attending therapy, meditating, journaling, staying physically active, and maintaining a balanced diet. All of these strategies offer me some relief, and I highly recommend them to anyone experiencing VSS as well.
I continue to remain optimistic, even when it can feel overwhelming. I believe that one day there will be a cure for VSS, and I look forward to reading about all the new research that is yet to come. At the moment, I just take it one day at a time and continue to hope for a better future. We can all get through this together 😁.