Friday, December 20, 2013
Yesterday I went to the eye doctor...and they did a bunch more tests. Then he measured the pressure in my eyes and said it was high last time and now was double that amount. He said he couldn't let me go home without addressing it or I would lose my eyesight. So he did the laser surgery on my right eye (the one with the highest pressure) and I"m going in today to get the left eye done. It was painful but not horrible. And once the pain eased up , it felt like I had a large grain of sand in my eye. Today that is gone but the eye was very teary. It feels a little bit better now.
So the diagnosis is now definitely glaucoma. I am finding that really hard to believe. The doctor said I've already lost a lot of vision and that they will try to slow that loss down.
I really hope I do not have to go to the eye doctor every month. I cannot afford to add another specialist. Next year our copays for specialist doubles. Plus -- add on the $12 I have to pay for each transport....It's crazy.
What a Christmas Gift!
We still have not finalized our plans for Christmas. It would probably be easier for my parents to come here...but i really want to go there. We don't have any decorations up. And I haven't been to their house for close to a year ( and they only live an hour away)....SInce my dad drives and I don't he usually comes here. My husband is talking about working on Christmas Eve and Christmas to get the double time.
And then there's the issue of a meal....My mom is probably not going to be able to cook....and neither can I --I have nothing in the house to cook and can't afford to make a big dinner....even if I DID have the energy. My mom was in the hospital again this week but she is home now. I will have to call her and see if we can come up with a plan.
Well, I'm off to make my breakfast
Have a Lovely day.