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Seriously, I get it… You Can Stop Now

Well, as an update to yesterday’s post The more you do, the more you have to do I am finally able to almost read again after having my eyes dilated for the second time in a week.

I saw a retina specialist today and they did some scans and photos of my eyes using some sort of dye, which has the odd side effect of turning my urine to an almost florescent yellow color for the next day or so.

The photos showed some aneurysms, but none that required anything more than being checked again in 6 months.  My left eye was worse, as it actually had some in the macula (the spot on the retina where light focuses) which is why my vision is worse in that eye.  Yea!  Another holding pattern to see what will happen next!

Basically, there’s nothing that can be done for that, so I’ll just have to live with 20/25 in that eye.  Honestly, tho, there are good days where it seems normal and bad days where it is noticeably not.

I mentioned to the doc that there were no signs of this a year ago and it seemed to have come on pretty suddenly.   He just gave me the “Dude, you’ve been diabetic for 40 years” look.

Now on to my endo call.  She wants to run another series of tests on me due to the fact that I had low sodium levels.  In particular, she is looking for Autoimmune Adrenal Insufficiency, more affectionately known as Addison’s Disease.

Honestly the last 3 months….  Let’s see:  Essential Tremors, osteo-arthritis starting in my hands, vision problems, possible Addison’s.  Well at least my cholesterol numbers were great and my A1c was a 6.0. whoop-dee-fraking-doo.

Mom’s almost 87 years old and having to have back surgery for some herniated disks next week.  My ex is still out of work, so I’m trying to help out all I can with groceries and school fees/supplies.  And don’t even get me started on how many projects are going on at work right now…

I need a vacation, you know a real one?  One of those where you actually go somewhere fun instead of the staycations (the ones where you stay home).  I haven’t been on one of those in probably 10 years.  But doesn’t look like I’ll get one anytime soon, let alone have someone to go with that isn’t a blood relative…

Let’s just say my stress level is slightly elevated and I’m tending to not be my usual boisterous, lovable self right now.

  • ((hugs))Major suckage yo. WhoppDeFrickinDo is right. The more we do, the more we have to do. Diabetes does not play fair.Hang tough, Dbro. And more ((hugs)) for ya.

  • Im sorry things are so rough, I cant say anything to make it better except we are here if you need to vent.

  • Sorry to hear of all the health changes recently…I hope it stops and you can overcome these obstacles being thrown at you…Hang in there brother…….Bob

  • Scott K. Johnson

    Hugs to you Dr. Strange. I hate that you have so much crap going on right now. I hope it will slow down and be better for you soon.I was relieved to see that you don’t have to do anything for your eyes right now. Holding patterns are fine by me.

  • Thanks all for your kind comments and good wishes… it helps more than you know. 2 years ago I would have been doing all this alone, I’m so grateful that I’ve found you all


  • smashleeca

    Maybe it’s a good thing you don’t get to take a “real” vacation. Who knows, you could end up with a whale on your yacht as you cruise outside of Cape Town. And, who wants that?!?!

    Sorry for all the stress, hope it lets up soon. Let me know how the low sodium levels turn out. 🙂 I just got my tests back, low sodium and my thyroid stuff is off, along with cholesterol. Don’t get to see the endo til Tuesday. But I’m curious to see what yours says. 🙂

  • How about a cruise?

    That’s what I’ll do in September. And I’ll make sure to tell the ship’s captain to hide all computers from me. I hope he listens because that will be the only way for me to stop doing things.