Been to Specsavers (other opticians available, lols); but at end of test optician showed me pics they took of back of eyes & I've got a massive bleed behind right eye. He had letter written for GP as soon as he saw the photos before even testing my eyes. He says I've got to have some blood tests done & blood pressure check.
He says it looks like it could be: "Diabetic Retinopathy which is bleeding at the back of the eyes of people with diabetes." Thanks a lot I thought - don't need any more problems or hospital visits!
My blood pressure has always been so low my Dr always jokes: "Speak to me to check you are alive!" Took letter to GPs this afternoon, clerk opened it & told me to shove my arm in the machine in the corner & give her the slip of paper it printed. Did it twice - was 186/105, then 182/110. That sounds bad to me, but no Drs/nurses/healthcare assistants there for rest of day as all gone to training lecture.
Since going to St George's beginning of October I have had arm permanently in compression bandaging while waiting for new compression sleeves to arrive (been taught how to do it properly). Could compression bandaging be responsible for blood pressure reading being off the radar?
Anyone else had this happen? & 'No, I did not put bandaged arm in machine!' lols