by Fran Worrell Contributing Editor of Your Family’s health.
Keith Orsini, of South Portland, ME, was hit by a baseball when he was 14 years old. The blow shattered his nose and cheekbone. The burning pain was immediate, he says, particularly in his eyes. “It was like hot burning coals.” His vision soon worsened, and light began to bother him. More ominous, however, were the variety of other seemingly unrelated physical ailments that began to plague him, such as memory loss, skin mottling and cold extremities, which continued throughout his teens and early 20s. He went to a variety of doctors, but no one could figure out what was wrong.