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.