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So I had my annual ophthalmology appointment on Wednesday. The doctor saw absolutely nothing out of the ordinary in my left eye, but a couple of “tiny, tiny” (I think there were six “tiny”s) spots in my right. They’re all far from the center of my vision and shouldn’t be a concern, but she pulled up my photos from the previous year and they were the same.
She showed them to me on the computer. Naturally, I couldn’t see them.
Then she went back and forth on whether I should come back in six or twelve months, and then settled on six. I’ll see how things are going in November and decide if I want to make an appointment then. It’s getting near the holidays; maybe I’ll make it nine.
Meanwhile, we talked about diabetes and pumps, Type Ones and Twos, A1Cs and other fun stuff, and she remarked that my endo must think I’m one of his best patients. I noted that he really doesn’t compare me to others – at least not to my face – but I do my best. She remarked that she recently saw a patient who was a newly-diagnosed Type 2, and when asked to list the meds he was on, he completely forgot about his diabetes stuff.
It was a bright, bright, sunshine-y day. I walked to the office because I hate driving after getting my eyes dilated. I was given cardboard sunglasses to wear on my way home, but since they wouldn’t stay on my face with my hat and regular glasses, I ditched them shortly after stepping outside, and instead squinted the whole way home.
Just another day…
Posted on May 3, 2013, in Diabetes, Humor, Personal and tagged ophthalmology. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Just made my eye appt. for June. Hoping for a cloudy day.
This reminds me..I need to make an appointment. I think it’s about that time for me as well.
I hated driving home with my eyes dilated. And then one eye stayed freakishly huge for much longer than the other. Eh.
My last few eye docs (I haven’t been too loyal) told me that I could drive after getting my eyes dilated, I just needed to wear dark glasses in the daytime. I can’t believe they told me this; I tried and the experience was terrifyingly awful. I even tried once at night, but seeing all the headlights and traffic signals made it even worse! I’m fortunate now to live in a place where I could walk.