This year has been so hard. I have developed diabetic glaucoma in my right eye. It started with a pain in my right eye and headache in January. I have now had about 10 laser surgeries. My eyesight has deteriorated that 6 weeks ago I couldn't see out of my r eye. It is slowly improving and I can make out blurred colours.
Went to see the consultant again today who was training another Dr. He said to her that we are trying to save the sight in the right eye before it goes. Last time he told me it is being caused by ischaemic disease. He can't understand why after all the laser treatment, 18 eye drops a day and 2 tablets my eye is not responding.
I am scared stiff but I can't share with my family. My eldest brother had a heart attack 6 weeks ago. My great nephew has just had a kidney transplant and my niece is having medical problems as well.
I try to keep fit by cycling. The consultant has told me that I'm only allowed to ride 10 miles at a time.
The tablets I'm on make everything taste disgusting. Any fizzy drinks taste like battery acid (not that I've tried it). My appetite has reduced (not a problem) but it has taken away my energy and makes me so tired. I tried making an appointment with my GP on Tuesday and I got 23/7! I am self-harming to help with the stress but all she said last time was 'Don't do it!'
To top it all I couldn't make an appointment with a client this pm because of the hospital timings (they let me know 2 days ago that it was today) She knows all that has been going on with my eyes and she was very sarcastic in her text. If I didn't need the money so much I'd tell her.........
Sorry for the moaning but I had to let rip.