I took the advice of some folks in this community and went on my weeks holiday.I have been to see the consultant at our local hospital ,first time.Must admit pretty depressing waiting room, all old folks and many looking very fragile, did make me feel awful for being such a *wusse* about my eyes. The nurses who did the prelims , like eye chart and eye drops were so off hand and just shouted out patients names from in a room . The consultant who is head of the unit was not much better, very matter of fact, answered my questions before I had even finished asking them, by interrupting me.Too much power me thinks , he was very offhanded with three student doctors who were in the examining room , and had no time for them either, really quite rude. He is sending me for a Fundus angiogram dye test and an injection of anti veg ...when I finally got to ask him about them ,his reply was *Oh they will explain that to you when you go * I managed to scrape in a * do I need to stop taking my Rivaroxaban and how long after the injection can I fly, He said * no need to stop anything you take and you could fly the same day * He also said if the appointment for the injections comes before the dye test ,then have it done as it won`t do any harm if it turns out that I don`t have WAMD . I also asked about appointment times he said He had no idea the secretaries made them all he did was order them.Yet the consultant I saw privately before my holiday advised to stop the Rivaroxaban the day before the injection and on the day until 2 hours after the injection ,not to fly for 3 days.I asked him about a holiday I have had booked and paid for months ago ,due on the 21st for 2 weeks ,he said if I went and I missed offered appointments then I would lose my place on the list.With that I was practically thrown out .
Fortunately his nurse came out with me and said come to reception and we can make your appointment for the dye scan and I will mark that date on the paperwork for your injections ,you really should see a consultant to discuss the dye scan on the same day ,so you may possible;y get them done on the same day.
My vision does not seem any worse than it was ,a dark round/heart shaped thing when I close then open my Left eye, which then fades off to a very light grey, wiggle lines instead of straight ones, but I can read to the third line from the bottom of chart through pinhole. 20/24 vision with 20/12 through pinhole.
I am going on holiday on the 21st ,if I cancel then the pay out will be about £1200 and my next holiday insurance will be unaffordable. I am after all 76 years old and just want a nice quiet relaxing ending.
Lovely reading all the posts on here ,what a super bunch of people you all are.
Big hugs to you all.