Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Turn it around Tuesday (Update)

This week is FULL of appointments. Sometimes, I just want to stay in bed and not deal with ANY of it. But I know this medical stuff is necessary, to get my family back on the road to being healthy.

Yesterday I saw the eye doctor for a full visual field. If you are keeping track, this would be number 4. "No Doc, it's not a computer glitch, my left is steadily going blind!"

My peripheral vision in my left eye is bad. So bad in fact, that I didn't click the clicker at all, during most of the test. The tech kept telling me, "Now you know you are supposed to be clicking whenever you see that tiny blinking light, right?" "Uh ya Lady, I got this test down, maybe you can hire me to run your machine." ( I said it jokingly, not with the sarcasm that you have probably picked up on in this blog post)

The test took about a half an hour. After I was done, I watched as the tech charted my results. I asked her, "So, what's it say...how's my eye?" I could actually see very clearly, the results on the paper, were not good. The tech told me, that she doesn't interpret the results and I'd have to wait for the doctor.

I left and was almost half way home, when I got a call from the eye clinic, asking me which eye they had tested, and that the machine said they tested the right eye. "No, it's the left"....They asked me to come back, to repeat the test because there was no way to alter the print out once the test is complete......


I went back to repeat the series of blinking light / clicking test and left.

I was annoyed, but people are human....The tech actually wrote herself up for the mistake. Mistakes are made....it would have been nice if the test was done right the first time, but it's great it was done right the last time.

I soaked in as much of the alone time I was getting. I went to COSTCO and picked up a few things and dreamed a little. (That place is GREAT for dreaming)

As much as I hate what is happening to me, medically....I am happy that I have and I am getting what I need. I am not suffering....I love my life. Neurofibromatosis, has only made me stronger in who I am, and what I stand for.

Today is my ear appnt. I am hoping to find out what's going on there.

Hope all is well!

1 comment:

  1. I hope things are well, my wife is going through almost the exact same thing she has just about as bad as eyes as you do just in your left, she has a dr on the 3rd a back mri for wich she'll have to be sedated, it'll be her 4rth mri inside of 8 months, I just wanted to let you know your not alone and hope things keep going well for you.