YES, I will have to have a Vitrectomy in my right eye. No choice. The Retinal Specialist is a very nice man, I truly like him and trust his expertise. Surgery is being scheduled and I will go to my Primary Doctor very soon to have blood work and EKG prior. Laser Surgery in my left eye in two weeks as well.

I have educated myself on the Vitrectomy and I am fine with having it done. I would lose vision and possibly blindness in that eye if I do not have the surgery....SO, that is a no brainer :)

I am overwhelmed with gratitude......I would not have the strength I do now if it wasn't for ALL of YOU, my friends whom I just love and treasure, admire. Saying "Thank You" doesn't seem to be enough. All of you mean more to me than I could ever express.

I look forward to being able to see without this "Web" of blood that I have had for the last 13 months.

The Doctor told me that this isn't my fault......"You were dealt a hand, called "Diabetes".

Grateful for this Technology. and most of all my friends and loved ones. Thank You.

Robyn xo

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Will keep you in my prayer list, dear Robyn. You WILL get better.

God Bless,
Brunetta

5 weeks....no clearing in my eye. I will be calling tomorrow to see what I need to do next? Wait? Getting a bit scared that it will never clear, permanent? Oh....this sucks!! Dr. said that he can go back in and "Wash" it out? I am not such a happy camper at this time, sorry for the negative post. Any advice? Besides, kicking myself in the booty and suck it up? LOL

I am sorry. Have you considered getting a second opinion of another retinal surgeon?

Wishing you the best. It should get better, but maybe it needs to be months instead of weeks? Every eye is different.

Yes....maybe. I will ask another Specialist what they think. Good Advice. I am just so frustrated, it probably takes longer as each person is different. Just having a bad few days. So hard sometimes. I hate being this way. Need a self adjustment!! LOL

So sorry! How exasperating & disappointing:(

Thanks Gerri....I am just very frustrated!! LOL.....Not used to staying home so much and well....I sleep every afternoon just to make time pass faster....haha. xo

I go batty being stuck in the house & can relate. One thing when it's because you feel like it & not enjoyable when you have to! Catching up on beauty sleep is good, not that we could stand it if you got even more beautiful:)

Hope you get some real answers from your doctor tomorrow. Perhaps just a slower healing period than expected. Sure it feels like forever.

No you are being strong. I had a bad day with some spots in my eyes yesterday, and I only have NPDR. I think you have been very brave and deserve time to feel frustrated.

Just don't stress too much and raise the blood pressure. I have been having panic attacks for other reasons and found it does a number on my eyes in the long run.

I have faith it will get better, you need to take your time, try all options ( other opinions) and be good to yourself. You deserve it for the new year.

Be well.

Thank You Josh. Sorry to hear about your eyes and the panick attacks. I had those before, not fun. I wish you better days. I will take your advice and just relax a bit more. :) I guess I need to become a T.V. person...or movie watcher. lol.

Well, you could do that or go for a walk, or take up a hobby.

Tv is fun, but not always good for your blood sugars haha ;-)

Good ideas....yeah, TV isnt so great sometimes...lol. Tried calling the Doctor and of course they are closed today. Tomorrow I will be on a mission....hope I am not so grumpy or they may all hate me. :)

Who gives a rip if the doc hates you? This is NOT a popularity contest. Yes, call.

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