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.
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.
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.
They won't hate you, and honestly this is their job to help you get through this.
So take a deep breath and think to yourself, this too will pass.
Robyn, listen this this good advice. The eye can and will heal, but takes longer than 5 weeks in most people...give it time, get a second opinion if you feel you want to, and go out and do something fun for yourself in the mean time.
ROBYN DAHLINK! HAVE YOU CONSIDERED CALLING THE LOCAL LIBRARY AND FINDING OUT WHAT AUDIO BOOKS THEY HAVE LYING AROUND WAITING TO BE LOANED OUT? NOW MIGHT BE A GREAT TIME TO CURL UP WITH A GOOD TAPE PLAYER AND IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THAT RICH SHAKESPEAREANESQUE ACCENT OF PATRICK STEWART (AKA CAPTAIN PICARD) RECITING THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. I'D KILL TO LISTEN TO A REAL BARITONE LIKE JAMES EARL JONES READING.... OH... I DON'T KNOW - THE PHONE BOOK! ANYTHING WOULD BE NICE WITH THAT DEEP DARTH VADER VOICE WHISPERING IN MY EAR.
HOPEFULLY THERE'S A LENDING PROGRAM IN PLACE LOCALLY AS THE TAPE BOOKS ARE A BIT PRICEY IN STORES AND/OR SOME LOGISTICS AVAILABLE TO GET THOSE TAPES TO YOU FOR A WEEKERTWO. IF NOT, LEMME KNOW AS I'M SURE I'VE GOT SOME ELLEN DEGENERES TAPES SITTING AROUND HERE LEFTOVER FROM THOSE LAZY CRAZY DAYS OF HEALING AWHILE BACK. ELLEN WAS KIND OF A DIRTY TRICK FOR SOMEONE WITH A BELLY FULL OF STITCHES AS SHE HAD ME ROFL AND POPPING A FEW KNOTS!
I JUST THOUGHT IT MIGHT HELP TO FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE TO DO THAT WOULD OCCUPY YOUR MIND AND DISTRACT IT FROM YER ACHIN HEAD! IF YOU GET A NICE DEEP VOICE WHISPERING SWEET NOTHINGS IN YOUR EAR THAT COULD EVEN PROVIDE SOME CARDIOVASCULAR EXERCISE FOR YOU TOO! A LITTLE HEAVY BREATHING NEVER HURT ANYONE! (NOT COUNTING HOUDINI AS HE WAS RUNNING OUT OF TIME TO UNTIE THE CHAINS HOLDING HIM UNDERWATER ... NO HEAVY BREATHING ALLOWED THERE! BUT JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE ELSE!)