If any of you are able do pocket duties this Thursday morning (4th Apr) I'd be eternally grateful. I have an Opthamology appointment and I'm dreading it.
Not only have I inherited my Dad's osteoarthritis, but I had it confirmed at the opticians in February this year that I've also got his Glaucoma. Thanks Dad! :roll:
I had the opportunity of having an in-depth scan done of my eyes for the princely sum of £10. With my risk of Glaucoma I thought it well worth the money and, although I'm still getting my head round this diagnosis, I'm grateful I had the scan. It has given me a diagnosis of this 3-4 years before it would have shown up, so I now have the chance to get early treatment. I've had yearly sight tests for years and I always knew this was likely to come my way, but even the optician says I'm young to get it. There's no change to my vision at the moment which is good, and for which I'm thankful.
Only one issue - I'm phobic about anyone touching my eyes. I've always been terrified of that! Thankfully my friend is taking me as the letter says they may need to use drops and I shouldn't drive just in case my vision is blurry as a result. I'm hoping that drops aren't needed as I'm concerned about the risk of falling over afterwards and damaging my knee replacements, not to mention not being able to get back up afterwards! My friend will bring me home, but her husband has health issues so she can't leave him all day.
If any of you are free for pocket duties I'd be very grateful.
Turn a negative into a positive!