This has not been a banner year for me so far. It started in January with a trip to my PCP for bad neck and shoulder pain. It wasn't long before I ended up in surgery for a rupture cervical disc and soon after that shoulder surgery for a damaged rotator cuff, damaged cartridge and a case of frozen shoulder. I was just released by the shoulder doctor last Wednesday. During this time I was also diagnosed with Meniere's Disease.
Like I said I was released by the orthopedic doctor on Wednesday, on Thursday I was in my PCP's office for what turned out to be shingles. Since it was on my face and around my I eye I was told to visit my eye doctor immediately, It seems that shingles can damage your eye and your optic nerve.
The initial eye exam on Thursday looked promising and I was made an appointment for a follow-up today, we also moved my yearly diabetic eye exam up from August to today to kill two birds with one stone.
Now comes the part that has left me dismayed. The shingles have done no damage to my right eye which is good news, the bad news is that I have a hemorrhage beneath the macula in my left eye.
My doctors young associate, a Doctor of Optometry, has made me an appointment with my Ophthalmologist tomorrow with the real possibility of a procedure on Wednesday.
Please someone tell me, when will this all end.