To See or not to See? That is the Question!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Today I'm going for my fifth eye doctor appointment in as many months (has it been FIVE months already??) He has diagnosed me with glaucoma and told me I need surgery. That would make me in the "one in ten" category of people with glaucoma who require surgery. I"m hoping he will do it today in his office and get it over with...It's a laser surgery to put in some more ducts in my eyes to relieve the pressure in them. Because of insurance issues I really need to get it done this year....and, well, the year is fading fast. OH NO! I think that I need to get permission from my insurance company before they can do the surgery. I THINK...I'm not sure. I will have to look into it.
The man driving me the hour drive to the office scares me to death when he drives. He talks constantly, gestures with his hand and drives REALLY fast. It keeps me on the edge of my seat, that much is certain. HIs wife told me, "just tell him to slow down!" She said he wouldn't be offended , but I don't know....
My hands and arms are really hurting today....as is my neck. Is there a storm coming? I don't think so. What I DO think is that this Actemra isn't working at all. This is my fifth month on that as well. I do not see the rheumatologist for another couple of months. Should I call him? or just suck it up and deal with the pain. Is this a flare? It might be, in which case he can give me steroids. I think I will take that approach....it will let him know I'm not doing too well on this drug and it will buy me a couple weeks of relief til I get in to see him. I do have some prednisone in the house.....I know that is what he will order....so maybe I will take one today just to kick start it. I won't be able to call his office til late afternoon. OH maybe I won't take it...if I'm having eye surgery today it may have a bad effect on something. I will just call him and wait for him to tell me to take it.
it is all I can do to type. Since it doesn't seem like I have a lot to say I will end...OH...just one more thing to say.
I bought a pair of size 16 "skinny jeans" (which is a pretty funny oxymoron) from Lane Bryant ...I got them to wear with my new knee high boots. They fit everywhere but the waist line. (which is where I carry all my weight)...I have several inches to lose before they will fit.
So there is a goal for me...want to get those jeans on SOON....Still working on losing the weight I gained on my last round of steroids. OH NO! Am I really thinking of taking more? Well this is a low dose 5mg. instead of 60+...It should be fine.
Have yourselves a lovely day.