Monday, July 13, 2009

Rant #42: Me Myself Eye

My eye problems that I told you about in a previous rant continue.

I went to the retinologist on Friday, and quite frankly, I thought I was going to get a clean bill of health. My left eye--my troubled eye--had given me no problems since my surgery of a month earlier. I drove back and forth to Florida--more than 1,100 miles each way--and didn't have the least bit of a problem.

Thus, I went into the doctor's office on Friday morning fully expecting nothing to happen.

I was amazed when I was told that I would have to get another shot in my eye, the second one in what I now foresee as a long process to permanently remove whatever is in my eye.

I also had to take the day off from work, which I found a bit unsettling because I just got back from vacation and was just getting my feet wet again, so to speak, at my place of business.

I must say that I was pretty depressed about the whole thing on Friday. I have another appointment in early August, and I guess I have become pretty ambivalent about it. I know these processes are to save the sight in my eye, I just thought that I was so much better that this was something I didn't have to worry about anymore.

How wrong I was!

The next time, the retinologist said that they were going to do another procedure to highlight the eye so further pictures could be taken to see how my eye was responding to this treatment. They will probably have to dilate my eye again, which means I will once again not be able to do much that day (it took until early afternoon this time for the eye solution to wear off).

Again, I have nothing but praise for the retinologist, who certainly knows what he is doing. I am just so frustrated with this whole episode, and would love to put it behind me.

I guess it is just going to take time, and I have to get used to this.

So my rant is really against me this time. Why can't I get better quicker?


  1. I'm sorry about all this Larry.. I wish the best for you:).

  2. Let me tell you, in hindsight (yes, I know the pun), I really shouldn't complain. I can see out of the eye just fine, and whatever procedures have been done on me have at least done the trick for now.

    I just get very frustrated knowing that I have really just started the path to getting this thing eradicated. I am the type of person who starts a job, ends it, and likes to feel that I am over and done with it.

    Well, I can't be that way this time and I have to get it into my head that this is not how this process works.

    But thanks for your good wishes. I will pull myself up by my bootstraps and make this thing into a positive, I will tell you that!



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