I had a very low day yesterday.
I had to go into the city yesterday to see my eye doctor. Because I had those pressure problems in my eye during my operations, I had to have a test to check how good my field of vision is, and also had to have some photos taken of the back of my eye and optic nerves. The good news is that my field of vision is normal. The bad news is that my right optic nerve is smaller than normal, and as a result I have some stretching (cupping) around the optic nerve site on the back of my retina. What this means is that its highly likely that I'm going to develop Glaucoma, probably in the distant future.
I had to ask the doctor what glaucoma actually was. I mean, I've heard of it, but didn't really know what it was all about. I thought it was just pressure in the eye. Not so. You can have glaucoma and have no pressure problems at all - which is what they think I will have. Glaucoma gradually takes your peripheral vision. It creeps in quietly and painlessly. They call it the "sneak sight-thief". Half the people who have it dont even know it. If glaucoma is left untreated it leads to tunnel vision, and eventual blindness. Actually its one of the biggest cause of blindness in the world.
So this deflated me a lot yesterday. I got very down about it. The good thing is we caught it WAY early, and I will have to have the field test done every couple of years to see if anything is changing. The scary thing is that glaucoma is incurable - but they can slow the deterioration down with drops, medication and laser.
Today I'm feeling better about it. Its hopefully a looooong way off, and even then, it might not develop. Still, its a bit weird knowing that it might be coming.
So that's whats happening with me! I had a diet blowout yesterday due to being down in the dumps, but I'm back on track today. No sense stressing about something I cant control, so its onwards and upwards from here - just try to stop me!!!