Well, there is a double edged sword to getting your A1c in tighter control when you have DR. It gets worse.
So after 6-7 years of moderate NPDR my eye dr casually tells me I have Severe NPDR in my "good eye" due to the increase in micro anyarysms in the peripheral.
I am emotionally numb and beyond terrified that this is the short path to PDR. He said it does not have to get worse, but it might.
Well, what other choices are there? It get's worse but maybe won't.
Needless to say my hopes of making my DR go from Moderate to Mild feel dashed and once I have reached this level I feel like it is a one way path. I am so sad right now, it is surreal.
I have been working so hard, maybe it was too fast... from a 8.0 to a 6.2 in under a year. I don't know what to think.
37 feels to soon to be worrying about my eyes this much. Bu there it is. My career as a designer, sitting in the balance. My obsession of my eyes hurting my relationship with my wonderful supportive girlfriend. The meds I take and the therapy I go to, not really helping much.
This illness really sucks.