Aug 6, 2017

31 Days of Gratitude: Day 6

Day 6:  I'm so very very grateful for my vision. A couple of years ago an opthamologist told me I had glaucoma. My optic nerves were damaged and this wasn't good. All drama ensued and I got a second opinion that same day from a glaucoma specialist. He wasn't sure, but said I had a "very high risk" of developing it and would probably lose some of my vision as I aged.

I needed to be tested every 6 months for 2 years to see (HA!) whether the problem was something I was born with and unlikely to advance, or glaucoma.

I've finished the 2 years of tests and there has been no change in my optic nerves. This means it is likely I was born this way. That's good news. I've gone from a "very high likelihood" to "we don't know but don't worry about it. Come back in a year."

Works for me!

7 comments:

  1. So happy for you! But now I will have Lady Gaga's song "Born this Way" going through my head all day! 😄

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  2. Holy crap - you have had more than your share of health scares!

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  3. Got to love modern medicine. "Well, it looks like this, but could be that, so let's just wait a while and see what happens." It's a good reminder to take a deep breath. So glad your news was on the positive side. You deserve that! :)
    Lu C

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  4. My mom had glaucoma so now they want to keep an eye on me. She was cured and everything turned out okay. Modern medicine can be scary sometimes. Good to hear it was no more than a scare for you.

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