1/22/2009

i'm a little scared...correction, A LOT SCARED


yesterday, i went to a new eye doctor...i thought it was only going to be an introduction and a quick review of my glaucoma (pressure in my eyes) , but apparently it is more serious than that.

in 1976, i was diagnosised with diabetes & a resulting glaucoma being a direct link to it. for years i knew my sight was at risk, but that it would be a long slow process in the lose. the doctor who i was seeing (for years) always checked my eye pressure. it was high but tolerable and he never indicated anything serious, until he passed me off to his colleague who is a specialist & than immediately stated i had severe damage and some laser surgery is necessary to control the bleeding.

tomorrow i'll be going in... if all goes well, my vision in the left eye will improve, if not...well i'll still have my right eye...thank god they come in twos...the scary part is that she says the right eye is also showing signs of damage & i'll have to have laser procedure on it as well in the future.

as my defensive mechanism steps in ...denial of anything bad happening is in high gear... BUT BOY AM I SCARED.

7 comments:

Youvegotmaille said...

*hugs* eye surgery is scary, but the laser procedures are apparently very effective. Hope all goes well.

byrheea said...

Hey streetnoodles,

I'm sure everything will go well for your surgery tomorrow. I'll remember you in my prayer tonight. Do update us about it ok :)

Cheer~
Rheea

Purty Girl Designs said...

hugs hugs hugs!

Debbie~ said...

Hey friend, Wishing you a speedy recovery, and hoping you have much better eye sight, than what you've had in a long time!...My thoughts are with you!
(((((hugs))))Debbie~

Debbie~ said...
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Elena said...

Hey,

It is scary, but everything will be ok! Here's to a speedy recovery!{{Hugs}}

:)

Ellen said...

thanks everyone for your good wishes, it really does help...it's been 5 days since the procedure & it's still a little blurry, but i'm a lot more optimistic...now on to the second procedure, maybe it won't hurt so much...oh "denial" is such a wonderful place to dwell in :)