Went to the opthamologist for my year checkup, and found out that the MonSter has done some damage to my optic nerve since last year, but thank goodness it was negligible. So, he gave me a new script for glasses and off we go for another year. I also found a marvelous pain doctor who won't just throw pills at me, which I don't want. I am getting that awful nerve pain behind my knee again and I just fall right down and scream when it strikes. He had gotten all of my medical records from the neurosurgeon who treated me for my back injury last October, and it turns out that I not only broke my L-1 vertebra but my L-4 as well, although this was a less significant injury. He wants to get an MRI of the lumbar spine to see if the back might be causing the knee nerve pain, but I don't think so because it started way before the accident. In any case, I am also getting my thoracic spine done because my balance absolutely sucks, and I am taking PT to help it. By the time I am done I will have had my whole spine scanned. My neuro also referred me to a neuropsychologist (couldn't get an appt. until November) because my brain feels like it all leaked out--I get completely confused all the time and my memory is non-existent.. It was very nice, however, to meet a doctor who understands chronic pain and doesn't just want to throw opiates at it. He does a lot with nerve blocks, which I think is what I need for behind my knee.